Texas citizens killing criminals thread

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2 female ghetto rats now disabled for life. Too bad they are not dead. Once lost an arm and the other is paralyzed. Unfortunately, tax dollars will be used to take care of them.



http://abc13.com/news/burglary-suspects-may-suffer-lifelong-injuries-after-shooting/371805/


Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:33AM
ATASCOCITA, TX (KTRK) --
First, deputies say came the sound of rocks on the window of a home in the Humble/Atascocita area.

Next came the 911 call from a frantic homeowner.

"The first call was I've got two females at my door, banging on the door," said Harris County Constable Pct. 4 Lt. Walter Stensland.

A couple of minutes later came the call that the would-be burglars were in his home, and that he had a shotgun loaded with buckshot ammo.

The next sound neighbors heard was at least three blasts from a 20-gauge shotgun used to kill deer.

"You lose all of your personal rights, when you decide to do something like that," said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.

Deputies found two women-- one 17 years old and the other in her mid-20's --- both shot in the torso. The older suspect was still in the house, while the teen ran into the street and collapsed.

Lt. Walter Stensland said it's the first encounter he's had with a case involving two female suspects, certainly suspects shot while allegedly committing a burglary.

At least one was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Both are expected to survive but they may have suffered lifelong injuries. The older suspect was out of surgery Wednesday night, but may be paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury. The teen suspect, who remained in surgery Wednesday night, may lose an arm.

The car they parked in front of the house is said to have been stolen early in the morning.

"That is very unusual. This is the first time that I can think of in recent date that I have seen this," said Lt. Stensland about the fact the suspects are female.

As for the homeowner, authorities say he actually called 911 twice. The first time to report a stranger knocking at the door, the second during the actual break-in. The homeowner was unharmed in the incident.

Insert obligatory: But dey wuz good kids juz abouts to turn deyz lifes around. One was gunna go and enrolls herseflz in college tomorrow, why dey homeownerz hafta goez and shoots dem?!?!?!
 
Are constables there like city police?

Still kinda weird they haven't at least ID'd the future wheelchair basketball player... as she is 20.
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Are constables there like city police?

Still kinda weird they haven't at least ID'd the future wheelchair basketball player... as she is 20.
Constables are just like police and the sheriff here in Texas. Constable is an elected office just like Sheriff with a full staff of officers or deputies. They just operate on a smaller scale in a precinct of the county.

I'll keep an eye out for her FB or gofundme page.
 

VMS

Victim of high standards and low personal skills.
Same county, not sure if it's the same incident.

http://bearingarms.com/son-kills-on...bafbp&utm_medium=fbpage&utm_campaign=baupdate

One of three armed home invaders was killed this morning at this Texas home.[/caption] An adult son woke in Harris County Texas, this morning to the sound of his mother's voice pleading with three armed intruders for the lives of the three young girls in the kitchen with her. He grabbed a firearm that he kept near his bed and did what he had to do to save his family: Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman's adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun. "… and when he heard 'please don't hurt the girls,' that's when he took action," deputies said. The son wasted no time in shooting and killing one of the suspects. "They were basically at a standoff, and he discharged first," said Sgt. Felipe Rivera with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "One of the suspects did fire inside the residence." There were eight people—seven family members and an employee of the family's construction business—inside the home during the home invasion, and eight potential victims. All eight are alive today because of the adult son's decision to fire upon the home invaders with his gun. One of the suspects was dead at the scene, and the two surviving criminals fled. All eight people inside the home are shaken, but not physically harmed.

And another.

http://abc13.com/archive/9274876/

HOUSTON --
A Fort Bend County teenager fought back Friday after two strangers broke into his home. One suspect is now dead and a second is on the run.
It happened at a home in the 17,000 block of Manchester Point Lane in the Mission Oaks neighborhood.

Those who call this neighborhood home say this was far from a normal Friday afternoon scene.

"To come home and see cop cars and yellow tape around the houses, it's kind of tragic," neighbor Austin Warren said.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the home just after 3pm for a reported home invasion. Investigators said it's the home of veteran Houston police officer Ken Patmon.

Patmon's 18-year-old son was home alone when he heard a noise. There were two men pounding on the front door, but he didn't answer. They then went around to the back of the house.

Patmon said his son called him when the trouble started

"He called me and told me about it," the homeowner said. "Not long after that, two unknown suspects entered our home without permission."

The men allegedly forced their way inside, meeting the teen head-on.

"My son, trying to defend his home and himself, he discharged my firearm, striking one of the suspects," Patmon said.

The shot suspect died inside the home. The second suspect fled the scene.

"This is our home, and he's my son," Patmon said. "If I'm not there to protect him, we try to teach our children to do what's right, and I just thank God that he's OK."

"It's unfortunate that a life was taken, but at the same time, it's very fortunate that this guy had a way to defend himself," Warren said.

Deputies believe the second suspect took off in a dark blue Nissan Sentra. Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

Patmon has been a Houston police officer for about 12 years. He works in the field training department. When asked if his son has considered going into law enforcement, he told us the teen is actually set to go into the U.S. Air Force.



God bless Texas!
Harris County is basically Houston. It's a friggin huge parcel of land.
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
Elderly shopper kills man who tried to rob his wife
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:12 PM EDT
By: myfoxdfw.com Staff
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DALLAS -
A man shot and killed the person who tried to rob his wife outside a popular Dallas grocery store.

It happened Tuesday night at the Aldi store on Forest Lane and Webb Chapel Road.

According to police reports, the elderly couple was walking to their car when a man approached them.

The suspect grabbed a gold necklace off the woman's neck and knocked her to the ground in an attempt to rob her, police said.

The woman's husband was carrying a concealed handgun and fired multiple shots, police said.

The 36-year-old suspect jumped in a car and tried to drive away, but ended up crashing in the parking lot and dying. His name has not yet been released.

Police said the husband does have a valid concealed handgun license.

His wife and other witnesses told police the shooting was in self-defense.

The case will be referred to a grand jury.
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27154717/elderly-shopper-kills-man-who-tried-to-rob-his-wife
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Here in Texas we are legally allowed to shoot fleeing robbers. All shootings go to a grand jury usually with the DA not recommending charges.
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
  • 166 SHARES


A woman in Van Zandt County, Texas had an alarming and unexpected visitor in the middle of the night on Tuesday. 37 year old Christopher Ray Foster, described by Sheriffs as having “an extensive criminal history” including a conviction for raping a child, was attempting to break into the woman’s home through a side entrance. His plans were abruptly changed when he discovered that the woman was armed.

Christopher Ray Foster, 37, died at the scene after the unidentified woman shot him at her home near Canton, Texas. She called 911 at around 4:30 a.m.

Foster, who had an extensive criminal history, was recently released on a personal recognizance bond from Van Zandt County jail for failure to register as a sex offender, KLTV reported. Police also believed Foster was the prime suspect in an arson which occurred on Monday.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s sex offender registry, Foster was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1999 for sexual assault of a child. The female victim was 15.

So Foster – who answered to the nickname “Outlaw” – wound up being DRT. (Dead Right There) The Sheriff was quick to point out that the woman was well within her rights and no charges would be brought against her, but chose what turned out to bea somewhat controversial rationale for defending her actions.

“Presently, as the result of underfunding and inadequate staffing at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, homeowners need to take appropriate precautions to protect their families,” Sheriff Michael Ray said. “I will continue to support the law abiding citizens of our community when they are forced to take actions to protect their lives, liberty and property.”

The decision to cite underfunding as a reason that citizens should be prepared to defend themselves resulted in calls and visits from some of the locals expressing concerns over their safety. That set up the inevitable scrum between local politicians.

“I want to assure citizens of Van Zandt County that if you dial 911, the sheriff’s department will respond, and there will be a deputy en route,” County Judge Don Kirkpatrick said. “They don’t need to worry that they’re not protected in Van Zandt County.”

The problem is a budget fight, Kirkpatrick said.

“It saddens me that elected officials in Van Zandt County would want to start pointing fingers,” he said. “We do support our law enforcement, and we’re very proud of the job they do.”

The judge seems to be making a solid case. The public budget records indicate that this year’s budget for the Sheriff’s department included a $50K increase over the previous year, the hiring of four new sheriffs and one jailer along with the purchase of 13 new vehicles. Additionally, the staff got a raise. But without knowing exactly how big their territory is and how many calls they answer on average, those numbers don’t really tell us if the funding is everything they need. Still, it would be a shame if the underlying explanation proved to be a distraction from the fact that the sheriff was endorsing the right of homeowners to defend themselves. I’m sure the judge is correct in saying that when citizens call 911 there will be an officer on the way to assist them. But it’s a big county, and how long it may take for that help to arrive will depend on where you are and where the nearest sheriff is when the call comes in. In this woman’s case, the space of a few minutes one way or the other may have been the difference between safety and assault or worse.

The bottom line is, once the dust settles over the budget debate it looks like the homeowner is not only safe, but will not be dragged into court because she defended herself. God bless Texas.

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/14/texas-woman-terminates-activities-of-convicted-sex-offender/
 
Insert obligatory: But dey wuz good kids juz abouts to turn deyz lifes around. One was gunna go and enrolls herseflz in college tomorrow, why dey homeownerz hafta goez and shoots dem?!?!?!
Can't find any follow up for these good keeedz and sheet...
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
This is not Baltimore.
Victim fatally shoots alleged carjacker near Minute Maid Park


KHOU 11's Drew Karedes reports KHOU

KHOU Staff, KHOU.com 5:59 a.m. CDT April 30, 2015
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HOUSTON – Houston police say an alleged carjacker was shot dead by his intended victim near downtown late Wednesday.

It happened around 10 p.m. on Commerce near Minute Maid Park.

The victim told Houston police he was getting in his SUV when a gunman walked up and demanded the keys. That's when the SUV's owner pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire, killing the suspect at the scene.

Police said another suspect, possibly a lookout, ran away.

The investigation continued for several hours overnight, but police have not identified the carjacking victim or the killed suspect.

As is standard policy, the case will be handed over to a grand jury for review. The victim was allowed to leave the scene after speaking with police.


It happened around 10 p.m. on Commerce near Minute Maid Park. (Photo: KHOU 11)

 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
And another...


Cash store worker shoots alleged robber, suspect dies


KHOU 11's Alice Barr reports KHOU

Alice Barr, KHOU 11 News 5:29 p.m. CDT April 30, 2015
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HOUSTON - A store manager refused to be a victim when a robber put a gun to the back of his head on Houston's east side Thursday morning. The manager turned around and shot him. The attempted robber later died at the hospital.

Still, neighbors are saying the manager did what he had to do to protect himself.

Bullet casings littered the ground, between a pair of sneakers, pants and a gun, all belonging to the guy who tried to hold up the store manager at gunpoint, while he was holding what looked like a money bag, but was actually just his medication.

"These guys, they just want to take what you have. Shouldn't be like that," said another nearby business owner.

But the manager turned the tables, pulling out his own gun and shooting the attempted robber several times instead.

"Good guys win," said neighbor Monica Conseco.

One stray bullet made it all the way across the street and through the front of an auto repair shop, skimming a car inside. Luckily no one was there yet, and no one passing by was hurt.

The auto shop owner doesn't blame the manager for shooting his business, saying you have to defend yourself with whatever you have.

In fact all the business owners at the corner of Sgt. Macario Garcia and Ave. Q watch out for each other, and they all say they pack heat, for days just like this.

"Unfortunately that's the way it is," said Luis Ruiz, owner of the check cash business where the hold-up happened. He says his manager is very upset, but did what he had to do to defend himself, and in the surrounding neighborhood, you won't find anyone second-guessing him.

"Look what it's going to end up for you, either shot, buried, or in jail. You pick your choice," said neighbor Adam Cano.

Witnesses say another guy took off in a black car with temporary, paper plates. They're hoping surveillance video will help track down that second accomplice.
 

jnoble

Lingering longer for a longering linger
Both "Good Keedz", "Getting their GSDs" or ummm "Future Rappers" ?
He came from a tough neighborhood supported by his grandmother and was trying to turn his life blah blah blah......
 

VMS

Victim of high standards and low personal skills.
This deserves its own thread, but dammit: TEXAS!!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/05/us/texas-police-shooting-hero/index.html

Texas police shooting: Overmatched officer stops 2 with assault rifles
By Greg Botelho, CNN

Updated 2:10 PM ET, Tue May 5, 2015

Source: CNN
Story highlights
  • Expert: Garland police officer "was far outgunned (but) far better trained"
  • Police: 2 men with assault rifles and wearing body armor fired at police in Texas
  • They are shot dead by an officer with a pistol who "acted quickly and decisively"
(CNN)It wasn't a fair fight.

On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later. On the other, you had a security officer -- a traffic officer by day -- with a pistol.

Somehow, the officer won.

Authorities have not released the name of the overmatched Garland, Texas, police officer who stopped a pair of gunmen Sunday night outside that city's Curtis Culwell Center, where people had gathered at an event featuring controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. But they have described what he did, actions that could be characterized as equal parts skillful, heroic and miraculous.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson lauded the police officer for having "acted quickly and decisively, and thereby likely (saving) a number of innocent lives."

"He did what he was trained to do," added Garland police spokesman Joe Harn. "And under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job."

ISIS threatens attacks against the U.S.

Precedent for extremist attack
Authorities knew ahead of time that there could be trouble this weekend in Garland.

Many Muslims firmly denounce cartoons that depict Mohammed as offensive to their faith. And some extremists have turned to violence to express their opposition, by attacking those behind such drawings, as they did in the January massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and a February incident at a Copenhagen, Denmark, forum attended by Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.



As if the Mohammed cartoons weren't enough to make Sunday's event a target, there was also the presence of its keynote speaker, Geert Wilders. The right-wing Dutch politician is on an al Qaeda hit list for his short film, "Fitna," which pairs disturbing images of terrorist acts with text from the Quran and recordings of incitements by extremist Islamic authorities.

The potential of a new attack was why the Garland police officer was at the convention center, which the Texas city's school district operates. He had plenty of company: Harn didn't specify the number of law enforcement officers on site, but did say the event's organizers paid $10,000 for beefed-up security.

"Garland police officers work at the convention center all the time as an off-duty job," Harn said. "And that was the case ... for everyone."

Gunmen 'started shooting at the police'
The officer who'd later be praised as a hero was parked in a patrol car in front of the first entrance, from the east, off Naaman Forest Boulevard into the center's parking lot. An unarmed Garland school district security officer sat in the car with him, ostensibly to check the identification of those coming in.

The event started, by all accounts, without a hitch around 5 p.m. (6 p.m. ET), and for nearly two hours nothing serious happened.

Until, that is, about 6:50 p.m., when a dark-colored vehicle pulled into the entrance the Garland officer and school district officer were blocking.



2 gunmen killed at Mohammed cartoon event in Texas 01:13
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"When that car pulled up and stopped, those officers began to exit that vehicle and two men exited the dark-colored sedan," Harn said. "Both of them had assault rifles, came around the back of the car and started shooting at the police car."

Gunfire reverberated around the complex, from the two gunmen, the armed officer and a nearby SWAT team -- four of whom fired high-powered rifles, according to a source familiar with the officers involved.

Within 15 seconds, it was basically over.

The school district security officer had been hit in the leg, an injury that would be treated at a hospital. The two gunmen got it much worse and were lying by their car.

And the Garland traffic officer -- the man who Harn says fatally shot both attackers -- was still standing.

Police vet: 'You cannot downplay what he did'
How?

He had a .45-caliber Glock pistol, a much less powerful weapon than the rifles used by the attackers, who have since been identified by federal law enforcement officials as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.



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"There's no advantage for a handgun over an assault rifle," said Dick Fairburn, a veteran law enforcement officer who is a columnist for PoliceOne.com. "An assault rifle has more distance, more accuracy, more power, more penetration.

"You cannot downplay what he did there."

Granted, the officer likely had on some sort of protective jacket. But Tom Fuentes, a former FBI assistant director and current CNN contributor, said that the thin Kevlar vests often worn by police would be useless against an assault rifle round that "will go through that like a hot knife through butter."

The same can't be said for bullets coming from the officer's pistol: The attackers' body armor likely would have blocked those.

Thus, aiming for the suspects' torso -- as officers are trained first to do, since it is their biggest possible target -- is no longer an option. But still, somehow, the traffic officer managed to down both men in seconds.

"It speaks to his skill level," Fairburn, who is a firearms trainer for law enforcement, said of the Garland officer. "In terms of weaponry, he was far outgunned. But he was far better trained."

Ex-FBI official: Naming cop could make him a target
Plenty of examples exist of officers who aren't so cool under fire, or at least not as accurate.

For all the mandatory firearms and other training police officers undergo -- from stationary targets to computer simulations to live exercises -- "you also have to have the composure and the concentration" to hit your target, Fuentes notes. It'sone thing to aim at a cardboard target at a gun range; it's another to shoot straight when the targets are shooting back with assault rifles.

Clearly, the Garland police officer had his wits about him. Both Fuentes and Fairburn point out that hitting one suspect could be an accident, but not two.

So who is this officer? Fuentes believes we may not find out anytime soon because, the moment you identify him, you also put a target on his back (and perhaps those of his family members) that will stay there for years.

"I think that's why they're not (going) to parade him out," the ex-FBI official said. "...You have one heroic cop who kills two (Islamist extremist) soldiers. He needs to be cautious about not celebrating in the end zone."

Still, just because the officer hasn't been named, doesn't mean he hasn't been praised.

Zach Horn, a lawyer for the officers involved, said that if it weren't for their actions, "we'd be hearing a different kind of story."

"They faced death head-on," Horn said. "And, with incredible skill and bravery, (they) were able to save a lot of people."

CNN's Ed Lavandera, Sonia Moghe and Alina Machado contributed to this report.
One Texas rent-a-cop (moonlighting lawman). Two dead hajis.

We need more Texas in our lives.
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Got a couple to update. I'm sure the dead suspects are white republican voters from an intact 2 parent family. Lolz.

Clerk kills robber with his own gun today.


http://abc13.com/news/store-clerk-fatally-shoots-robbery-suspect/851293/


Store clerk fatally shoots robbery suspect in N. Houston



Investigators say a clerk reportedly shot and killed a robbery suspect at a liquor store


Updated 2 hrs 40 mins ago
HOUSTON (KTRK) --
A store clerk turned the tables on a suspected robber this afternoon in the Greenspoint area. That suspect is now dead.

It happened at around 3:15pm at the Sand Liquor store at 188 North Sam Houston Parkway East. Police tell us the suspect, who they're only describing at this point as being young, walked into the store, jumped the counter and demanded money.

The clerk resisted and there was a struggle. The clerk reportedly got the suspect's gun and fatally shot the suspect.

The incident was captured on store surveillance video. Police are reviewing that video.

We're following this developing story and will post any new information as we get it.
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Clerk killed 2 yesterday


http://www.click2houston.com/news/s...tempted-robbers-in-southwest-houston/34148790


Store clerk shoots 2 would-be robbers in southwest Houston

Author: Keith Garvin, Anchor/Reporter, kgarvin@kprc.com
Published On: Jul 13 2015 07:56:46 PM CDT Updated On: Jul 14 2015 10:19:51 AM CDT

  • Store clerk shoots two robbers in southwest Houston

    Show Transcript
    HOUSTON -
    A convenience store clerk fought back during a robbery, shooting two thieves Monday.

    Police said they believe more robbers are on the run.

    Store clerk Dien Tu says he was surprised but prepared when he saw a masked man pistol-whipping his co-worker. Tu had just returned from a quick break in the back of the Super K convenience store on Beechnut Street and Jorine Drive in southwest Houston.

    Quick Clicks
    "Maybe he scared, so they hit him," Tu said. "I think he put him down and he hit him."

    Surveillance cameras show the moment four men drive into the parking lot. With their faces covered, three jump out with guns and rush the door. Customer Tom Vo was dragged by one of the would-be robbers in an apparent attempt to use him as a shield.

    "Real fast, just pushed me and pull me aside," Vo said. "One of them, then two of them. Two of them come in with the gun and start making pop."

    The pop was the store clerk firing at the suspects. On the video you see two run out quickly and then eventually a third. They make their way to the getaway car with the clerk running out to fire again.

    It's believed the suspects wound up down the street at an apartment complex trying to flag down an ambulance. Tu said he was wearing a pistol because the store had been robbed just 10 nights before. He doesn't think Monday's would-be robbers saw him until it was too late.

    HPD confirmed that two of the suspects died of gunshot wounds at the hospital. They are still looking for one to two others.

 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Poor young person tried to rob a jury stoh and got shot in the fucking head. LOL

http://abc13.com/news/would-be-robber-shot-killed-by-jewelry-store-clerk/881756/


Would-be robber shot, killed by jewelry store clerk in SW Houston



A would be robber is dead after a store clerk opened fire in southwest Houston


Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:21PM
HOUSTON --
A jewelry store clerk shot and killed a robber in southwest Houston.

Police say the robber tried to hold up Jade Jewelers on Westheimer and Wilcrest just after 4pm.

The clerk shot the robber in the head. That robber was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police are also looking for a woman seen running away from the store so they can question her. Right now they don't know if she's connected to the case.
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Pastor shoots burglary suspect at church in Baytown
Author: Haley Hernandez, Reporter
Phil Archer, Reporter, parcher@kprc.com
Published On: Jul 28 2015 06:49:37 AM CDT Updated 18 m

  • Pastors shoots would-be crook at church

    Show Transcript
    BAYTOWN, Texas -
    A pastor came to the rescue Tuesday morning, shooting a man who broke into the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown.

    Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping at the church at 3220 N. Alexander Drive and woke up when he heard a loud noise in the hallway. Holmes has pulled a gun on thieves before.

    "A thief is somebody who is greedy, and they're going to continue to do what they do, so I said, 'This day I'm going to watch for her,'" Holmes said of a suspect when he spoke with KPRC 2 News last September.

    Quick ClicksIn that incident, Holmes said he set up cameras to catch a crook stealing boxes on people's porches.

    Holmes came face to face with a criminal again on Tuesday morning.

    Holmes' ex-wife rushed to check on the church when she heard the news.

    "I was listening to (the police) scanner and I heard the church, but I was hoping it wasn't this one," Pat Holmes said.

    Detectives say 27-year-old Lee Marvin Blue broke into the church. Holmes spotted him carrying a large box filled with electronics from the church.

    According to police, the pastor confronted him, and when Blue made a quick motion toward the pastor, Holmes shot Blue one time in the right shoulder. He was taken via LifeFlight to the hospital.

    Police said Blue, 27, has a previous record, including burglary of a vehicle and numerous public intoxication arrests.

    "It's sad, just sad, so many emotions going on," Holmes' ex-wife said.

    The pastor's previous statements might indicate how he feels about taking justice into his own hands.

    "The Bible tells us that we're not to steal, and if we do, steal no more. But eventually you're going to get caught and that's what she did, she got caught and now she has to pay the price," Holmes said about the suspect after last year's incident.

    Blue is listed in stable condition. He is facing a burglary charge.
 
Pastor shoots burglary suspect at church in Baytown
Author: Haley Hernandez, Reporter
Phil Archer, Reporter, parcher@kprc.com
Published On: Jul 28 2015 06:49:37 AM CDT Updated 18 m

  • Pastors shoots would-be crook at church

    Show Transcript
    BAYTOWN, Texas -
    A pastor came to the rescue Tuesday morning, shooting a man who broke into the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown.

    Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping at the church at 3220 N. Alexander Drive and woke up when he heard a loud noise in the hallway. Holmes has pulled a gun on thieves before.

    "A thief is somebody who is greedy, and they're going to continue to do what they do, so I said, 'This day I'm going to watch for her,'" Holmes said of a suspect when he spoke with KPRC 2 News last September.

    Quick ClicksIn that incident, Holmes said he set up cameras to catch a crook stealing boxes on people's porches.

    Holmes came face to face with a criminal again on Tuesday morning.

    Holmes' ex-wife rushed to check on the church when she heard the news.

    "I was listening to (the police) scanner and I heard the church, but I was hoping it wasn't this one," Pat Holmes said.

    Detectives say 27-year-old Lee Marvin Blue broke into the church. Holmes spotted him carrying a large box filled with electronics from the church.

    According to police, the pastor confronted him, and when Blue made a quick motion toward the pastor, Holmes shot Blue one time in the right shoulder. He was taken via LifeFlight to the hospital.

    Police said Blue, 27, has a previous record, including burglary of a vehicle and numerous public intoxication arrests.

    "It's sad, just sad, so many emotions going on," Holmes' ex-wife said.

    The pastor's previous statements might indicate how he feels about taking justice into his own hands.

    "The Bible tells us that we're not to steal, and if we do, steal no more. But eventually you're going to get caught and that's what she did, she got caught and now she has to pay the price," Holmes said about the suspect after last year's incident.

    Blue is listed in stable condition. He is facing a burglary charge.


More like Lee Marvin Bluegums or sumptin... tssss tssss
 
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