Army veteran charged the Oregon gunman, was shot five times trying to save others

‘I was told he went after the shooter,’ Bourgeois told DailyMail.com.

‘There was no way he was going to stand around and watch something this horrific happen.’

Bourgeois, who lives in North Carolina, said no vital organs were hit when Mintz was shot multiple times, but he is expected to recover after spending most of Thursday in surgery. 

According to his family, both of his legs are broken and he will have to learn to walk again.