Noah Fischbach, the store clerk who was shot to death in a mass shooting incident at a Metairie, Louisiana, gun outlet store, had worked as a special effects technician for Hollywood movies.
Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, Louisiana, was the scene of the mass shooting on Saturday, February 21, 2021.
The suspect was named by NOLA.com as Joshua Jamal Williams, 27. Five people were shot, and three died, including the suspect, the sheriff said in a news conference.
His age is unclear.
Jefferson Gun Outlet Shooting Victim
According to WDSU-TV, sources in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office say the shooting broke out after an argument.
An argument broke out between Williams, who walked into the store with an unholstered loaded gun, and the clerk who said he could not have it until he was inside the shooting range, WDSU reported.
Another man told the New York Times that the store compliance officer asked Williams to unload his firearm; it is not clear whether that man was Fischbach.
At least two customers “engaged the man,” and shots broke out.
According to the television station, Williams, customers, and innocent bystanders were all shot.
Wife And Children
According to WWL, in addition to being a clerk at the gun outlet, Fischbach served as an “armaments technician” “for movies and television” and was also a special effects technician.
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His father, John Fischbach, also told The New York Times that his son, 47, worked in props in the film industry, adding, “everyone loved him.”
He is married with at least one child, the radio station reported. He and his wife recently celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary. His wife is an artist.
People offered tributes to him on Facebook, as many knew him from purchasing firearms at the Jefferson Gun Outlet, where he worked. “May your soul find peace and thank you for your advice every time I came in the store. Sad world” wrote one man. “Sad situation. He was a phenomenal guy, Rest In Peace Noah,” wrote another.
People offered tributes to Fischbach on social media.
“Noah Fischbach was my favorite person in this store,” Heather Devall wrote on Facebook. “He made my knowledge of firearms and cartridges much better but constant conversations in our interactions buying what we have from him.
He will never know the impact he made on our lives and while we didn’t make it in often anymore. We will definitely miss him.”
In a heartbreaking post on Facebook, Fischbach’s mother wrote, “May God bless him and allow for him to rest in peace.” She said he was shot to death.