Skip to comments.Raw Video: George Tiller Murder Suspect in Custody
Posted on 05/31/2009 2:16:58 PM PDT by libh8er
WICHITA, KAN - Nearly four hours after abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down and killed in his Lutheran Church, Johnson County police pulled over a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle on I-35 near Gardner, Kan. The Associated Press reports police have the suspect in custody.
Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m., at Reformation Lutheran Church where he was a member of the congregation.
See a locator map of the crime.
According to Wichita media, police described the suspect as a white male in his 50's or 60's with gray hair that is balding in the middle. He is about 6'1" and about 220 pounds and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. He was last seen in a light blue Ford Taurus, possibly an early 1990's model. It has a K-State vanity plate and a Kansas license plate number 225 BAB.
Members of the congregation who were inside at the time of the shooting were kept inside the church by police. Those arriving were ushered into the parking lot. Some witnesses were transported downtown to answer questions.
Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortions. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades. In fact, Tiller has been the victim of violence multiple times.
On June 9, 1986, a homemade bomb was detonated on the roof of his Wichita clinic. No one was injured in that incident. Then in 1991, protesters blocked the entrance to his clinic until a federal judge ordered they be arrested. Two years later on Aug. 19, 1993, Dr. Tiller was shot outside his clinic. His wounds were not life threatening, and Shelly Shannon, an abortion opponent, was convicted and sentenced to prison.
Operation Rescue, a pro-life Christian activist organization that speaks out against Tiller and his practices, released the following statement on Sunday:
"We are shocked at this morning's disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller's family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ."
FOX 4 has a crew en route and is working to bring you more information on this developing story.
Watch these YouTube videos regarding George Tiller and his practice.
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Aging Hippie on Aging Hippie crime.
I wonder why the name hasn’t been released yet.
Just an innocent observation BUT,
If you were an abortion provider, would you be nervous about now?
I’d rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.
Did anyone take notice that his church is an ELCA church. For those of us who are Lutheran nothing else needs to be said about it...
Who’s the male co-host on Fox News now? He’s almost sounding like he’s from NARAL, obviously sympathetic to Tiller...........I am not defending this act, but everyone needs to know exactly what this “doctor” did to babies ready to live outside the womb: either tear the baby limb from limb out of the womb; or deliver the baby to where only the baby’s head remained (if even the head) in the birth canal, then jab special scissors up the back of the baby’s neck, then suction the brains out of the head...Tiller then had the murdered babies incinerated in his killing center, and the burning flesh could be smelled from outside the building.
Probably because the perp doesn't fit the Left's stereotype of a wacko pro-lifer.
>Id rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.<
St. Pete has absolutely no sayso in the matter—that’s up to St. Pete’s BOSS.
I’m sure that 0 must be in deep mourning today for the fact that near term babies who might “punish” mothers might live.
Please, please let him be a Muslim.
The universe will collapse in on itself under the irreconcilable paradox presented to leftists in this country.
"Tiller dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality heath care despite frequent threats and violence "
Good job Russ,
May sway a few to stay away from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
That’s what I’m thinking, too.
Think the up or down on this one would go to the BIG GUY huh?
And I’m sure he left them quite well off financially as a result.
am not defending this act, but everyone needs to know exactly what this doctor did to babies ready to live outside the womb
Whats ECLA stand for?
As WE know, man has made the womb the most violent place in the world.