The frightening moments at a DeKalb County elementary school were captured on a 911 call.
"He just went outside and started shooting," said Antoinette Tuff on the 911 call.
Tuff is the bookkeeper at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, in Decatur, Georgia. She who bravely talked the shooter down...as the children rushed to safety.
"I can let them know that you have not tried to harm me or to do hard to anyone...(inaudible)...but that does make a difference, you didn't hit anybody," Tuff said on the 911 call.
Tuff even got personal with the gunman. "Don't feel bad baby my husband left me after 33 years," she said on the 911 call while talking to the gunman.
Police moved in and the man surrendered without incident. Because of her heroics, no one was hurt.
The suspect is 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, seen in this chilling new photo. Police say he showed up ready to kill.
"The weapon has been recovered. it is an ak-47-type assault rifle. He had approximately 500 rounds of ammo with him and a couple of magazines," said Detective Ray Davis, of the DeKalb County Police Department.
Hill has history of mental health issues and a troubled past. He was arrested earlier this year for alleged terrorist threats and acts. His brother says it was only a matter of time before he went off.
"I had a feeling he was going to eventually, one day, do something stupid, but not of this magnitude," said Timothy Hill, the gunman's brother.
Police say the suspect has given them a statement. But they say they can't release it.
Hill is facing a number of charges including making terrorists threats and aggravated assault on a police officer.
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