Hero Who Wrestled Gun Away from Monterey Park Shooter Speaks Out: 'Something Came Over Me'

In a new interview on Good Morning America, the man who disarmed the Monterey Park mass shooter spoke out about his heroic actions, which police have said

likely saved many lives. Brandon Tsay, 26, said festivities were coming to a close after a Lunar New Year Celebration at Alhambra, Calif.'s Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio

on Saturday, which Tsay helps run with his family. It was late, Tsay said, and most of the revelers had already headed home. That's when he heard the front door open and

shut, he told ABC News' Robin Roberts. "I turned around and saw there was an Asian man holding a gun," Tsay said, noting he didn't recognize the man. "My first thought was that I

was gonna die here, this was it." The gunman — who has since been identified as Huu Can Tran, 72 — started "looking around the room," searching for "targets" to shoot,

Tsay recalled. That's when Tsay sprung into action. "He started prepping the weapon and something came over me," Tsay recalled. "I realized I needed to get the weapon away

from him. I needed to take this weapon, disarm him or else everybody would have died." RELATED: 10 People Killed, Others Injured in Mass Shooting During Lunar New Year

Celebrations in California "When I got the courage, I lunged at him with both my hands, grabbed the weapon and we had a struggle," the man said. "We struggled into the

lobby, trying to get this gun away from each other. He was hitting me across the face, bashing the back of my head." RELATED: President Biden, Other Officials Decry the

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