Four people are being hailed as heroes after Saturday's mass shooting in Tucson.
used his hands to stop the bleeding from Giffords' head. Roger Salzgeber
and Joseph Zamudio
tackled the suspect.
But it was a 61-year-old woman who grabbed the magazine and handgun from the suspect
that witnesses said helped prevent further tragedy.
"It was one shot, and then a moment with nothing, and then a series of shots," said Patricia Maisch
of Tucson. "I saw him coming down the line of chairs there, in front of the Safeway, just shooting people."
Two man tackled the suspected shooter, but he could have done more damage.
He still had the gun in his hand as he laid face-to-face with Maisch, she said.
"I was waiting to be shot, I was wondering how it was gonna feel to be shot," she said.
Maisch said she didn't stop to think of her own safety, she didn't hesitate for a second.
"I immediately knelt up over him, because he was right there almost on top of me, and the gun was in his right hand," she said.
She said she grabbed the 9mm handgun and the fully loaded magazine he took out of his pocket, disarming him before he could inflict more damage.
Even after all she's done, Maisch remained humble.
Maisch credits the two men who took the shooter down, rather than patting herself on the back.
"I was the suspenders, they were the belt, you know? I was just a little bit of extra security,"