submitted 2 weeks ago by MicroWave to c/news

A woman wearing a trenchcoat and armed with a long rifle was fatally shot by law enforcement officers after allegedly opening fire at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church on Sunday afternoon.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the reported shooting happened in the 3700 block of the Southwest Freeway, at Lakewood Church.

Joel Osteen, who cofounded Lakewood Church, said they were in between services, going into the Spanish service when the shooting started.

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[-] givesomefucks 122 points 2 weeks ago

Don't worry, the off duty cops attending also shot an elderly man and a five year old child just in case. So even tho the attempted mass shooter didn't shoot any innocent people, the cops have it covered.

Obviously that's better than having gun control

[-] [email protected] 86 points 2 weeks ago

Holy shit, I thought you were joking.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at 1:53 p.m., a female, approximately 30-35 years old entered on the west side of the property parking lot. She was armed with a long rifle, wearing a trench coat and a backpack, and accompanied by a 4 or 5-year-old child. Finner said she began to fire the gun after she entered.

Finner complimented the off-duty officers on the scene, one an officer with Houston PD and the other an ATF agent, who both quickly engaged with the female suspect, returning fire.

"It could have been a lot worse," said Finner. "They stepped up and did their job."

The off-duty officers said the woman threatened to have a bomb after she was shot. Her vehicle and backpack were searched and no bomb was found. She died at the scene. 

Finner said the child with the woman was hit and is in critical condition at Children's Texas. 

A 57-year-old man was also shot in the leg and is being treated at the hospital.

[-] givesomefucks 80 points 2 weeks ago

Yep, typical pro-cop language.

But it's safe to assume when they do t say who shot someone, it was the cops.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

Here I was, thinking it was considered a no-no to bring a deadly weapon into a church in the first place.

[-] DM_Me_Perky_Tits 27 points 2 weeks ago

In Texas there are lots of churches where members proudly open carry. They're the same people with the "we don't call 911 in this house" yard signs. They desperately want to kill somebody.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

They want to be the hero.

They need to be the hero.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago
[-] captainlezbian 9 points 2 weeks ago

I’m usually against strict hierarchy and gatekeeping of knowledge, but for all the bullshit Catholicism has pulled gun church isn’t on the list

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Can never be too careful these days

[-] rayyy 55 points 2 weeks ago

Shooter shooting kids in a school and the cops stand around. Shoot towards a rich guy's building and you are dead, now.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

She had to be suicidal to bring a kid with her. Even after she was shot she continued to say she had a bomb.

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