Chief: Lt. Murphy Was Shot Total Of 15 Times
Lt. Brain Murphy was reported to have been shot eight to nine times during the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The number of shots was actually much higher.
It turns out, Murphy survived many more gunshots than first thought.
Murphy visited the Oak Creek Police Department recently and told Police Chief John Edwards he did an assessment of himself after returning home from the hospital.
He found the total number of shots taken was actually 15.
Twelve shots from Page's 9mm handgun hit Murphy and three hit Murphy's bulletproof vest.
"There was a lot of talk about the eight to nine rounds," Edwards said. "That was something that people asked for. (Doctors) were just worried about treating him ... there was no reason to follow up on that. He's alive."
"He just kind of offered it up" on his own, Edwards said.
The video shows Murphy ordering Page to drop his weapon before Murphy hits the ground from a bullet taken to the throat. Page then jogs over to Murphy and keeps firing. At one point, he shot from as close as 10 feet, District Attorney John Chisholm said.
"What stands out to me is that there's a deliberateness about (Page)," Chisholm said. "He moves fast at certain times, at other times he's moving very slow."
There's no question Page "intended to kill" Murphy, Chisholm said.