A Texas man named a hero after last month's mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas was detained by Secret Service agents upon his arrival at the White House on Monday for an outstanding criminal order, according to
authorities now say Chris Grant, 50, may have lied about his allegedly heroic deeds amid a shootout that left 22 dead and about two dozen more injured.
Grant traveled to Washington to be honored by President Trump along with first responders and others to be praised for their responses to the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton shooting left 10 dead and 27 injured.
AWARDS OF TRUMP MEDAL FOR WAVEN TO DAYTON POLICE, EL PASO COMMENTS FIRST RESPONSES August. He said in a series of interviews with major news outlets that he was injured when he threw bottles of soda at the shooter to distract him while other buyers fled. A GoFundMe page raised nearly $ 1
But El Paso police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carillo told the Washington Examiner that "Grant's statements contradicted what was revealed on the video." He said Grant was visible in the footage, but did not disclose his actions.
"Nobody bothered to check with us," El Paso police spokesman Elder Enrique Carillo told the examiner: "They would be informed, as I tell you now, that our detectives were watching hours of video and his actions were not they match his account. "
" Nobody bothered to check. with us. They would be informed, as I tell you now, that our detectives were watching hours of video and his actions did not match his account. "
President Trump had to give this Grant, along with four other civilians, heroic praise at a White House ceremony on Monday.At the same time Trump delivered the highest public safety award of the six Dayton police officers responding to a mass shooting in this city.  Mother accepts certificate
Grant does not attend the ceremony. He was previously arrested by the Secret Service for being a "fugitive from justice, "the dispute spokesman for the Washington Police Department, his mother Mini Grant, 82, accepted a signed certificate in his place as the president spoke about Grant's story about what happened during the shooting.
As part of the remarks in his Eastern White House room, Trump said, "C Christ grabbed – hear this – soda bottles and everything in front of him, and began tossing them at the shooter, distracting him from other buyers and making the shooter turn to Chris and to shoot Chris, with Chris suffering two serious fires firearms. wounds. But he is recovering well and we wish him the best. His family is here. So, thank you Chris for us, please.
A spokesman for the Secret Service told the Washington Examiner that a visitor to the White House with an arrest warrant had been temporarily detained by U.S. Department of Defense officers on Monday. "It was subsequently determined that while the arrest warrant was still active, the agency issuing the warrant would not extradite, after which the person was released from custody by the secret service," the spokesman said.
It was not clear why Grant was charged in connection with Monday's arrest. Texas court records show he has a lengthy criminal history related to theft and avoidance of arrest, according to the Washington Examiner. He received an eight-month prison sentence in March after pleading guilty to car theft. He received an 18-month sentence in 2016 after pleading guilty to theft of television from a department store in Richardson, Texas. He also pleaded guilty to avoiding arrest in Collins County the same year.
In an interview with his hospital bed last month, Grant told his version of what happened between him and the gunner, CNN host Chris Cuomo. Click Here to Get The FOX NEWS App "And I'm not a baseball player, so one went down this road, one went down this road. And then one went straight to him and then that's when he saw me. … When they hit me, it was like someone put a hand
Grant also mentioned in a separate interview that he saw the artillery allow white and black shoppers to leave the store to escape his bullets. Police said the alleged shooter had posted anti-Spanish manifesto online before launching the attack.