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To: Alex Murphy
Colorado Springs Police identified the gunman as 24-year-old Matthew J. Murray of Englewood, who was shot and killed by a member of the church's armed security staff.

He said the security guard was a volunteer but he did not release her name.

Volunteer armed security guard?

Armed citizen PING!

34 posted on 12/10/2007 3:46:53 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("Dispensationalism -- threat or menace?")
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To: Lee N. Field

The name of the guard has been released, but more powerful than her name...

At about that moment, a female guard with a drawn handgun turned a corner and walked toward the gunman and yelled “Surrender!” Bourbonnais said.

The gunman pointed a handgun at the woman and fired three shots, Bourbonnais said. She returned fire and just kept walking toward the gunman pressing off round after round.

The female guard fired off about a dozen shots.

After the gunman went down, Bourbonnais asked the woman, who has only been identified as a volunteer security guard with the church, how she remained so calm and focused.

Bourbonnais said she replied:

“I was asking the Holy Spirit to guide me the entire time.”

More details here:

36 posted on 12/10/2007 4:53:46 PM PST by GoLightly
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