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  • Female Church Member With Personal Pistol Kills Assassin, Saves Lives

    12/10/2007 4:51:43 PM PST · by Bob Leibowitz · 36 replies · 89+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | December 10, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Condolences and prayers are due those church members in Colorado whose family members were killed or wounded by the deranged loser who attacked young people at two locations on Sunday. Prayers of thanks are due for the heroic actions of the church member, a civilian, a volunteer with a gun who killed the 24-year old assassin before he could do more damage.
  • Church killer was failed missionary [New Life / YWAM shootings in Colorado]

    12/10/2007 4:37:11 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS A gunman believed to have killed four people at a Colorado church and a missionary training school on Sunday had been thrown out of the school three years ago and had been sending hate mail to the programme and its director, police said last night. Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household, was identified as the gunman. His father is a neurologist and a multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including a gunman — were killed, and five others wounded in the two eruptions of violence 12...
  • Gunman in Colorado shooting identified, official says

    12/10/2007 3:32:08 PM PST · by charles m · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo! AP ^ | 12/10/07 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The gunman believed to have killed four people at a megachurch and a missionary training school had been thrown out of the school about three years ago and had been sending the place hate mail, police said in court papers Monday. The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled by his family and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. Murray's father is a neurologist and a leading multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including Murray — were killed, and five others wounded Sunday in the two eruptions of...
  • Security Guard: 'God Guided Me And Protected Me'

    12/10/2007 5:17:49 PM PST · by kellynla · 127 replies · 297+ views
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she "did not think for a minute to run away" when a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and started shooting. There was applause as Assam went before reporters and TV cameras saying "God guided me and protected me." New Life's Senior Pastor Brady Boyd called Assam "a real hero" because Murray "had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage." When asked by a reporter if she felt like a hero, Assam said, "I was given...
  • Source: One gunman responsible for Colorado shootings

    12/10/2007 2:10:38 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 121+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Dec 10, 2007 | cnn
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The shooter at both a missionary center and a church Sunday in Colorado was a man who once worked on a mission with the center, a source familiar with the events said Monday.
  • Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman

    12/10/2007 5:18:47 PM PST · by avacado · 125 replies · 152+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/10/2007 | Demetria Gallegos
    Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman The guard who saved untold lives at New Life Church gives credit to God for giving her cover, and boosting her firepower as she shot a heavily-armed gunman. "I give credit to God. I say that very humbly," said Jeanne Assam. "God was with me, the whole time I was behind cover. Based on the firepower he had, compared to mine." [snip] "I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me my hands weren't even shaking."
  • Guard: 'It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God'

    12/10/2007 4:34:33 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 36 replies · 650+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December.10, 2007 | Tom Roeder
    A frustrated would-be missionary kicked out of a youth program three years ago sought revenge Sunday night by killing four people in Arvada and Colorado Springs, court papers say. Matthew J. Murray, 24, of Englewood, was shot several times and killed in the lobby of New Life Church by a security guard, Jeanne Assam, 42, Sunday afternoon after he took the lives of two sisters and wounded their father and two others, authorities say. That was 12 hours after he had opened fire at Youth With a Mission in Arvada, killing two people, Colorado Springs police said in an affidavit...
  • News Confernce at 4PM MST on Colorado Shooter

    12/10/2007 2:55:05 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 17 replies · 404+ views
    cbs4denver will live stream a news conference about the religious shootings with Arvada and Colorado Springs Police at 4 p.m. A link will be provided here (at http://cbs4denver.com/ )
  • Police ID teens killed in New Life shootings

    12/10/2007 12:22:31 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 339+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December. 10, 2007 | Perry Swanson
    The New Life Church shooting tore apart a close-knit and deeply religious family, killing two of four teenage children and wounding the father, relatives said today. The dead are 18-year-old Stephanie Works and her sister, 16-year-old Rachael Works. They were described by their uncle, Mark Schaepe of Lincoln, Neb, as outgoing cheerful, faithful and smart. “It teaches you that life is precious,” he said. The Works sisters are survived by their parents, David Works, who was shot twice in the attack and remained hospitalized in fair condition; and Marie Works, along with two sisters. The other victims of Sunday’s shootings...
  • "The Bravest Thing I've Ever Seen"

    12/10/2007 3:19:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 380 replies · 628+ views
    via Hugh Hewitt ^ | Monday, December 10, 2007 | unknown
    Bourbonnais yelled at the gunman to draw his attention, he said. "First, I called him 'Coward' then I called him 'S---head' " Bourbonnais said. "I probably shouldn't have been saying that in church." That's when the shooter pointed one of his guns at Bourbonnais and fired, he said. Bourbonnais ducked behind a hollow, decorative pillar and was hit in the arm by a bullet and fragments of the pillar. 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...
  • Colorado police look for links in church killings

    12/10/2007 7:12:18 AM PST · by jan in Colorado · 182 replies · 200+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2007 | Keith Coffman
    Police in Colorado on Monday were looking into possible links between shootings at a Christian evangelical church and a missionary training center over the weekend that left four victims and a gunman dead. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast evangelical New Life church in Colorado Springs after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. A security guard shot and killed the gunman, Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers...
  • Attacks may be linked

    12/10/2007 12:25:35 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 43 replies · 252+ views
    Denver Post ^ | December 10, 2007 | Allison Sherry
    Arvada police said Sunday they have "reason to believe" that deadly attacks at two religious institutions 70 miles apart that left four dead and six injured are probably linked. Arvada Police Chief Don Wick said his agency sent officers to share notes with Colorado Springs police. And late Sunday, authorities from both agencies were searching a home in southeastern Arapahoe County they say could be related to the case. "We have reason to believe that the two may be related," Wick said at a news briefing. Two people were fatally shot at a housing complex for missionaries in training at...
  • Nine shot in 2 church-related Colorado attacks

    12/09/2007 7:41:50 PM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 725+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2007 | By Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were shot to death and six were wounded in Colorado on Sunday in two church-related shootings in the U.S. Christian heartland. A gunman -- described by an eyewitness as dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun -- wounded four people when he opened fire in the parking lot of the vast New Life evangelical church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after Sunday services, police said. A New Life church security guard shot and killed the gunman before police arrived on the scene, Colorado Springs police chief Richard...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>
  • 3 dead,several wounded in church shooting (perp is a "pacific islander")

    08/12/2007 9:01:07 PM PDT · by urluquai · 22 replies · 1,497+ views
    Three people were killed, and several others were wounded after a person entered a church service at the First Congregational Church of Neosho and opened fire Sunday afternoon. http://www.neoshodailynews.com/articles/2007/08/12/news/001shooting.txt http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/08/12/church.shooting/
  • 3 Killed in Mo. Church Shooting

    08/12/2007 4:24:38 PM PDT · by Weight of Glory · 35 replies · 1,701+ views
    NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church Sunday, killing three people and wounding several others, a city spokeswoman said. About 25 to 50 people were briefly held hostage at the First Congregational Church until the gunman surrendered, Neosho spokeswoman Desiree Bridges said. Fewer than 10 people were also shot and wounded, Bridges said. The shooter was being held at the Newton County Jail, but police were not releasing any information about him. Bridges said he was related to someone in the church, but declined to elaborate. Bridges said the shooter had...
  • Gunman Opens Fire in Missouri Church Killing at Least 3

    08/12/2007 3:17:37 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 52 replies · 2,399+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, August 12, 2007
    DEVELOPING STORY: At least three people were reported dead after a gunman walked into a church in Neosha, Mo., Sunday afternoon and opened fire, the Newton County Sheriff''s Department confirmed to FOX News. At least six people were reported wounded, officials said. Officials say a suspect is in custody. A hostage situation was first reported at 3 p.m. EDT at the First Congregational Church at 121 North Wood St.
  • Three dead in Baton Rouge church shooting

    05/21/2006 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 60 replies · 3,823+ views
    BATON ROUGE, La. — At least three people were killed and two others injured this morning by a gunman who opened fire at a church in north Baton Rouge, police said. A manhunt was on for a suspect identified as Anthony Bell, 25, of Baton Rouge, who fled the church after abducting his wife and one of his three children, an infant, from the building, Sgt. Charles Armstong said. Bell's two older children were found safe at their residence, Armstrong said. Police received the call on the shooting around 10 a.m., around the time church services would normally be close...
  • La. Church Shooting Leaves Four Dead

    05/21/2006 10:01:56 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 24 replies · 820+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2006
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State Police were on the hunt for a man who fled the scene of a church shooting in Baton Rouge, La., that left four dead on Sunday, FOX News has learned. The shooting occurred just before 11 a.m. EDT at the Ministries of Jesus Christ Church. The suspect reportedly left the scene with his wife and child in a rental vehicle. State police confirmed that four people were killed in the shooting. At least one other may have been injured.