Hero Leads Blind Coworker Away From Washington Navy Yard Shooting

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In the wake of horrible tragedies like yesterday’s Navy Yard shooting, Carson does his best to find the silver lining.

Stories of hope and heroism eventually emerge and instead of promoting some crazed killer, we choose to focus on the people who put their own lives at risk to help others.

Take, for example, civilian employee Omar Grant. While Carson was busy doing social media research for the TODAY show’s Orange Room. He came across an unforgettable image of Grant leading a blind co-worker to safety.

“As soon as we got outside the cafeteria doors into the hallway, we saw people panicked, running for the exits,” Grant told Carson during a phone interview on TODAY.

“They were shouting. I couldn’t make out exactly what they were shouting, but I knew it was something serious. I told my colleague there that we were going to get out of the building, and I was going to help him because normally he’s got somebody with him there, and this morning he was all by himself.”

The moment was caught on camera by Yahoo! News reporter Chris Moody.

34-year-old Aaron Alexis is suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 8 others after open firing on a Washington D.C. navy yard Monday morning. The former IT technician was later shot dead by police.


-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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