Dayton hero recalls 'dead stare' in killer's eyes

Jeremy Ganger, a bouncer at Ned Peppers in Dayton, Ohio, told ABC News he grabbed as many people as he could and guarded the bar's entrance to keep them safe.
2:18 | 08/08/19

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And in Dayton, where nine people were killed in that mass shooting there, we could learn more about the gunman today. His school board may release his disciplinary history and this morning we are hearing with the hero bouncer who saved so many lives refusing to let that gunman into his bar. Eva pilgrim sat down with him good morning, Eva. Reporter: Jeremy ganger knew he couldn't stop the gunman but knew the cops were nearby and hoped by blocking the door he could slow him down. In this surveillance video you see the shooter chasing people down the street and into this bar. Ned peppers. Watch as the gunman gets to the entrance. That's when he came face-to-face with the bouncer, Jeremy dangerer. You see him pause for a second. He was looking at me. Like, why are you holding the door? He knew I was there waiting. That's what I wanted him to know. I hope I'm the last thing he remembers. Reporter: In the seconds before ganger getting as many people as he could grab into the bar including Dylan Arnold. He says ganger saved his life. If he wasn't there and especially if the officers weren't there, I mean, I know I'd be gone. One of the first gone. Reporter: About 200 people were inside the bar when the gunman got to the door. Ganger standing there ready. I would have died before the gunman came in. No way I would let again get hurt. I was trying to stand my ground the best I could. Reporter: Ganger was taken to the hospital where he stayed for three days. The metal still in his leg this morning. I am lucky. I'd do it again though. You would do it again? Yeah. Reporter: He is telling us he is planning to go back to work at the door at Ned peppers. If I don't go back to work, he wins. He took something away from all of us if we don't go back. He's not going to beat me. Reporter: And Jeremy has already been back to Ned when he got out of the hospital he came here. He told me he wanted to make sure his co-workers were okay. Cecilia. Really is a hero. Okay, Eva, thank you.

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