2007: Armed churchgoing woman took out mass murderer who sought to “kill as many Christians as I can”

On December 9, 2007, 24-year old Matthew J. Murray began a 13-hour murder spree by killing two people and wounding two others at Youth With a Mission training center in Arvada, Colorado. He killed 26-year-old Tiffany Johnson and 24-year-old Philip Crouse. Murray also shot and injured Dan Griebenow, 24, and Charlie Blanch, 22.

Murray then escaped and evaded capture despite a massive police manhunt. Later that day, about 1pm, Murray showed up at New Life Church and continued his killing spree. He killed Stephanie Works, 18, Rachel Works, 16, and wounded David Works, 51, Judy Purcell, 40, and Larry Bourbonnais, 59.

Among Murray’s weapons were a Semiautomatic pistol, an XM15 .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle, a Beretta .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol and a Springfield Armory 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

Churchgoer Jeanne Assam, (pictured at left) a former police officer and volunteer security guard, who was the church during the massacre, then shot Murray numerous times before he could kill any more innocents.

via 2007: Armed churchgoing woman took out mass murderer who sought to “kill as many Christians as I can”.

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