Colorado Hero Jeanne Assam Tells Her Story to Press (Video)
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Colorado gun-toting church hero Jeanne Assam spoke to the press on Monday about her encounter with the church killer Matthew Murray. The anti-Christian killer was packing a small arsenal in the trunk of his car when he pulled up to the church.
Here are a few segments from that interview:
The clips were taken from her press conference that was posted at Denver 7 News.
The Denver Post reported on the killer Matthew Murray:
Police describe a chaotic scene with smoke bombs going off outside the New Life Church moments before Matthew Murray began firing in a rampage that killed two and wounded three others Sunday.
Forensic evidence from the shooting at the church matches evidence found at Arvada’s Youth with a Mission, a missionary training facility, scene of an earlier shooting spree that killed two others.
Police say Murray, 24, of Englewood, was the lone gunman in both cases.
Jeanne Assam prayed to the Holy Spirit to guide her and then shot the gunman dead.
Jeanne Assam, the church member who shot Matthew Murray, described her experience today in a press conference:
She calmly described how the incident unfolded.
“I heard shots fired, there was chaos,” she said. “There was a lot of people in the church. People were running away from shots fired.
“I saw him coming through the doors, and I took cover, and I waited for him to get closer…I identified myself, engaged him, and took him down.”
…”I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me my hands weren’t even shaking.”
Michelle Malkin has a roundup on the shootings.
Denver Channel 7 News has the full video of Jeanne Assam telling her story.
Hat Tip BG
Glenn Reynolds has a roundup on the hero, Jeanne Assam.
“I’m coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. …God, I can’t wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don’t care if I live or die in the shoot-out. All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you … as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world.“–Matthew Murray, gunman at both Colorado shootings.
He was a Marilyn Manson fan.
A former roommate took this photo of Matthew Murray performing in a December 14, 2002, Christmas program. (CNN)