Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said that not long after hearing about the shooting, O’Neal reached out to him to see if the victim’s family needed help.
“The length of his heart far exceeds his height,” Hill said in a Thursday news release. “We never ask him for anything, but when he sees a need, he is Johnny on the spot!”
Investigators said a third woman, who was pregnant, was thrown to the ground during the incident, but she was expected to be OK.
Two people were arrested the next day for the shooting incident.
O'Neal has a special connection with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. In December 2016, he was named an honorary deputy by Hill. Hill said the two of them have been friends ever since.