Carthage officer returns to work

MOORE COUNTY Justin Garner is being hailed a hero. As the only officer on patrol, he rushed to the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage on March 30.

He says it didn't take him long to figure out something was wrong.

Eight people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside the facility.

Garner fired at the alleged shooter Robert Stewart ending the violence, but not before shotgun pellets hit Garner in the leg.

Investigators say if Garner didn't take action there would have been more victims.

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