Yoga shooting hero given keys to city during commission meeting

Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 13:47:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – On Wednesday, the City of Tallahassee honored the man who stopped the shooter at Hot Yoga Tallahassee on November 2.

Joshua Quick risked his life, but he said he doesn't consider himself a hero.

Wednesday, the City of Tallahassee awarded him the highest honor possible with a key to the City.

Quick grabbed a vacuum and fought the shooter inside Hot Yoga Tallahassee.

He was pistol-whipped, but he kept fighting, giving the others inside a chance to escape.

Mayor Gillum and the city commission thanked him for his bravery and saving lives that day.

Quick said he's not the only one who should be recognized.

"I think of everybody in there who were under that situation. They did things to help mitigate loss, and they all did things to help people get to safety, but for this award, I just I'm overwhelmed with gratitude," said Quick.

Mayor Gillum said he spoke with the father of Maura Binkley, who wanted to thank Quick as well.

Just before the key was handed over, the mayor said he was doing so on behalf of "a grateful city" and "a grateful community."