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.
He’s apparently a K-Stater. Does that count for anything?
Yeah, just want to know about entertainment.
high quality health care for the women who have a choice with horrific results for babies who were conceived by these very women only these babies had no choice as to whether they lived or died.
I want to be clear. I think everyone SHOULD know what these partial birth abortions are all about. I just think people would prefer to live in ignorance.
Yep. Sad, isn’t it?
The description is a fat white guy in his 50's or 60's driving a 15 year old Taurus. How much more stereotypical do you want?
I am convinced God gave us Obamination because of the sins commented by those of and like this dead SOB. This country, as a whole, has forgotten God and we are paying.
I hope that wacko group who demonstrates at military funerals in Kansas shows up at this one, too.
I think Leftists are in fear that it may be the father, or grandfather whose child or grandchild was aborted.
Thanks. I knew you meant it as you explained.
Is it a fact that Reformation Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America? The ELCA?
And not of the Missouri Synod? LCMS?
(for the differences, see: http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2146)
(Notwithstanding the reality that any local church can swing to the left or right of the national denomination.)
He was arrested in Johnson County but it's a Sedgewick County crime. They'll be the ones to release the name once he's been turned over to them and if they're convinced he's their suspect.
Thats how I see it.
Yep. I tend toward this view. That Obama isn't an instrument of Satan, but like several tyrants of the Hebrew Bible, is being used deliberately and consciously by the omnipotent God on His disobedient people.
If this view is correct, then the obedient Christian will stand back, "build houses and dwell in them, plant gardens and eat their fruit" while Obama wrecks things. (Jer 29:5) In other words, get on with life and not interfere with or fret about Obama's wickedness. Speak the truth, but otherwise let God's plan work its way out.
The same sorta question applies to killing George Tiller or Hitler or slave traders. When does the Christian act directly against evil, and when does the Christian step back and let the hand of God take care of things?
“Id rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.”
I’d prefer to go submitted to the will of God and justified by Jesus’ sacrifice. Reputation is a man thing. None, even the best of us with the very best reputations, are worthy of redemption without grace. I hope Tiller repented his terrible sins before he died. And I hope his killer does too.
“Please, please let him be a Muslim. “
Or an environmentalist.
I hope Tillers killer will and has repented and asked LORD JESUS for forgiveness.
I think Tiller went to Hell.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Help me with this. I am having difficulty. I think it is pretty much an understood fact around here that abortion is murder. No ifs ands or buts. The abortionist dismembers a living child of God and throws the carcass in the trash. The dead man said he was going to go to work tomorrow and mutilate an innocent child of God. He was stopped before he did what he promised he would do by the man with the gun. Is this actually a sin? Someone was going to die Monday morning by this man's hands. That child could possibly now have a chance. Probably not - but it is possible. I know a child who was saved 1 day before she was aborted when one of her 14 year old mother's friends told her grandmother what she was planning.
I don't even believe in the death penalty so it is very difficult to come to this conclusion. This was a preemptive act that possibly saved lives and I can see no other rational way of looking at it.
Tough question....I do not want to presume at anytime to act under the hand of God but I do believe his vengeance is his to bestow...how he does it may or may not be through us and may or may not be something we agree with as a whole.
ELCA - stay away. Any denomination that is a member of the National Council of Churches has been corrupted to one degree or another and should be avoided. There are good pastors and congregations, but the overall trend is to turn churches into radical leftist political organizations that maybe are allowed to have a slightly religious tinge to them.
What if it was neither vengeance nor punishment but protection. The cops had been called, the courts had been petitioned, the congressmen had been voted for the peaceful protesters protested, the righteous prayed yet none of them would save the life of the child who was going to die on Monday morning by this man's hands. How can we condemn the man who possibly saved the life of a child?
Police have identified him as Scott Roeder. Apparently he has connections to Operation Rescue.
No Muslim. No environmentalist wacko.
That’s a good point . . . I never thought about that angle.
How about "a fat, balding, white guy, wearing an NRA hat and T-shirt, and driving a pickup truck with a gun rack"??
That thought came to me as well.
about 15 miles from me.