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    02/17/2024 2:27:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | February 16, 2024 | Jessica Willey
    A Houston college student sentenced for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 breach at the U.S. Capitol is one of the alleged victims of a FBI agent who was indicted for theft. Alexander Fan was sentenced to 12 months probation for trespassing during a sentencing hearing on Friday. His attorney, Mark Thering, said he pleaded guilty and expressed genuine remorse in a statement to the court. Fan's home was searched after his arrest in June 2023. Court records filed ahead of the hearing state, "the next day, Fan reported to the FBI that some items--including cash and silver bars--had...
  • Texas deputies shoot woman mistaken for intruder, bodycam video shows (It was murder-watch the video)

    02/13/2024 6:06:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 2-12-24 | Luke Jones
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas released body camera videos one week after a woman was shot by deputies after allegedly being mistaken for an intruder. On Feb. 3, deputies responded to a burglary at the Pines of Woodforest Apartments in the Cloverleaf area at about 2 a.m. The caller spoke with our sister station, ABC13 Eyewitness News in Houston, last week, saying he wishes he hadn't reported the suspected break-in, considering what happened next. "I was sitting on my couch, and I just started hearing glass breaking," Mitchell said. "I heard [the sheriff's office] knock on the door,...
  • Man asleep in truck after fight with girlfriend fatally shoots accused thief: TX cops

    02/13/2024 2:22:48 PM PST · by grundle · 47 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2024 | Mitchell Willetts
    A Texas man was shot to death after breaking into a truck while the owner was asleep inside, with a rifle in reach, officials say. Deputies responded to the scene of a shooting overnight at an apartment complex in north Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a Feb. 13 post on X, formerly Twitter. The owner of a truck awoke to find another man inside the vehicle, having broken in, Gonzalez said, and the owner opened fire with an AR-15. The alleged thief died at the scene, Gonzalez said, adding that he was “possibly armed with pistols.” Deputies...
  • Houston ABC Affiliate Points to Permitless Handgun Carry Law After Rifle Attack in Joel Osteen’s Church

    02/13/2024 7:37:00 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/13/2024 | AWR HAWKINS
    Houston’s ABC 13 pointed to Texas’s permitless carry law for handguns following Sunday’s rifle attack inside Lakewood Church. Breitbart News reported the female shooter, who formerly identified by the name “Jeffery,” possessed two guns when she entered the church: an AR-15 and a .22 rifle. ABC 13 covered the story by noting, “Texas is coming up on two years since permitless carry passed in the State Legislature, which has allowed Texans to carry handguns without a license since September 2021.” They elaborated, “Before permitless carry was signed into law, Texans generally needed to be licensed to carry handguns openly or...
  • Houston police announce results of their investigation into Church shooter's pronouns

    02/13/2024 6:23:49 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 24 replies ^ | 2/12/2024 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported and no mainstream media outlet probably will, a transgender woman from El Salvador tried to shoot up Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church with an AR-15 Sunday, only to be taken down by two off-duty police officers. Genesse Moreno, who went by the name “Jeffrey,” had "Free Palestine" written on her rifle, so the motive is still unclear. The Houston Police have announced that through an investigation that included documents and interviews, they have determined that the shooter was a female Hispanic and will be referred to by she/her pronouns. This is all very confusing, but it seems that...
  • Harrowing video shows worshippers fleeing Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church with small kids as two off-duty cops battle female shooter who opened fire on congregation

    02/12/2024 8:07:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 12, 2024 | Germania Rodriguez Poleo
    A harrowing video shows the moment worshippers at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church ran for cover as shots rang out in the Texas congregation. The footage captured the horrifying seconds after a woman in a trench coat shot up the Houston megachurch of the celebrity pastor - before being killed by two off-duty cops. The suspect entered the building during a Spanish-language sermon with a five-year-old boy shortly before 2pm and the child was shot and critically injured. Images from the scene show the chaotic moment terrified congregants run to safety after hearing several shots fired. Police Chief Troy Finner said...
  • BREAKING: Joel Osteen church shooter identified as Genesse Moreno, also went by Jeffrey: local media

    02/12/2024 8:21:12 AM PST · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    PM ^ | 2.12.24 | Libby Emmons
    The individual who walked into Joel Osteen's Lakewood, Texas church on Sunday and pulled out a gun was identified as Genesse Ivonne Moreno, 36. Moreno had a 4 or 5-year-old child when entering the church wearing a trenchcoat. Local news reports that multiple sources have said that Genesse Ivonne Moreno is suspected of being the "armed woman" who was killed at the church Sunday. Reports indicated that the shooter was female, but it has since been revealed that Moreno was male. Moreno was shot and killed by off duty officers, and the weapon was emblazoned with the slogan "Free Palestine."...
  • A woman walked into a Houston megachurch with a child and began shooting. Here’s what we know

    02/12/2024 8:14:14 AM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:22 AM EST, Mon February 12, 2024 | Christina Maxouris and Lauren Mascarenhas
    A woman who walked into a popular Texas megachurch Sunday afternoon with a long gun and a young child opened fire before she was killed by law enforcement officers on scene. The gunfire left the child in critical condition and another man injured, officials said. Authorities are now probing the shooting at televangelist and pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church – roughly 6 miles from downtown Houston. The woman, estimated to be between 30 and 35 years old, entered the church shortly before 2 p.m. wearing a trench coat and backpack and opened fire, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said in...
  • 'Evil will not prevail!' Joel Osteen says he's 'devastated' by shooting at his 16,800-seat Houston megachurch that saw female shooter killed and five-year-old boy critically injured - as cops raid house connected to suspect

    02/12/2024 3:46:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 12, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen has said he's 'devastated' by the shooting at his Houston megachurch after two off-duty cops killed the shooter. Two other people were shot and injured, including a five-year-old boy who was hospitalized in critical condition. Osteen wrote on X that his 'community is devastated by today's events and grateful for the swift actions of law enforcement.' 'In the face of such darkness, we must hold onto our faith and remember that evil will not prevail,' he added. 'God will guide us through the darkest of times. Together, we will rise above this tragedy and stand firm...
  • Woman firing gun at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church killed; 5-year-old child in critical condition

    02/11/2024 7:02:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/11/2024 | CP Staff
    Members of Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church were overcome with shock on Sunday afternoon after a woman described as wearing a trench coat and backpack and accompanied by a young child began shooting a rifle inside the church. She was shot dead by two off-duty officers. The woman, who has not been identified but was described as between 30- to 35-years-old, entered the Houston-based church just before the start of the 2 p.m. Spanish language service and was accompanied by a 5-year-old child. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said during a Sunday press conference that the two off-duty officers —...
  • Child and man wounded, suspected shooter dead in incident at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston

    02/11/2024 4:06:55 PM PST · by CFW · 39 replies
    NBC news ^ | 2/11/24 | Dennis Romero and Rebecca Cohen
    A child and a man were injured, and a woman was killed after opening fire at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday, police said. The woman entered the church, accompanied by a boy believed to be about 5 years old, and started shooting, Police Chief Troy Finner said. Two off-duty law enforcement officers who were at the church when shots were fired about 1:50 p.m. opened fire, and the woman was killed, Finner said. The child was in critical condition, and a man, who is in his 50s, was being treated for an injury to his leg, Houston...
  • Man Allegedly Posed as Minor Online to Meet Child Predator, Then Fatally Shot Him

    02/04/2024 9:26:35 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    People ^ | February 2, 2024 | Liam Quinn
    A Texas man is charged with murder after allegedly posing as a minor to meet and kill a convicted sex offender, according to authorities. The Houston Police Department alleges that in May 2023, James Spencer III, 22, shot and killed victim Sean Connery Showers, 37. Police claim Showers approached a vehicle in the early morning hours of May 29 and then was shot by the suspect, who at the time was unidentified. Upon further investigation, police arrested Spencer, who they claim admitted to the killing. Showers was found in a ditch with multiple gunshot wounds, police say. Citing authorities, Click...
  • Houston crime: One dead in shooting at Zip In Zip Out gas station on Ella Boulevard

    01/30/2024 4:46:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    fox26 houston ^ | January 27, 2024 | Jade Flury
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal early Saturday morning shooting. According to police, a male suspect approached a man and his girlfriend at the pumps at the "Zip In Zip Out" Chevron Gas Station located at 11095 Ella Blvd. Police say the suspect pistol-whipped the man at the gas station and demanded his wallet. After investigating, police found out that a bystander, unrelated to the victim or the suspect, witnessed the robbery and shot the suspect. The shooter then instructed the robbery victim to retrieve what the suspect had taken before leaving the scene. "I was...
  • Video shows moment bystander shot, killed suspected robber outside north Houston gas station

    01/28/2024 4:27:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    A suspected robber is dead after police said he was shot and killed by a bystander who caught him in the act. The suspected robber reportedly pistol-whipped a man who was pumping gas at a gas station on Ella Boulevard at Greens Parkway before demanding his wallet. That's when the bystander stepped in. "Is in another car parked in front of the store. He sees the robbery. He gets out of his car with a pistol. He shoots once maybe twice at the suspect that’s running away, and the suspect goes down," said Houston Police Department Lt. R. Willkens. Surveillance...
  • Texas grandfather was wrongly ID'd as Sunglass Hut robber by facial recognition technology and GANG-RAPED after being jailed for crime that took place while he was in California, lawsuit claims

    01/25/2024 5:16:21 PM PST · by fruser1 · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/2024 | Mackenzie Tatananni
    Murphy, a grandfather who grew up in Texas, was in Sacramento, California when two armed men stormed into the Sunglass Hut on West Gray in Houston. uring the investigation, officers received a call from Anthony Pfleger, the head of loss prevention for EssilorLuxottica. Pfleger said he worked with Macy’s loss prevention to determine that the person who robbed the store was Murphy. 'Using artificial intelligence and facial recognition software, EssilorLuxottica and Macy’s took the video from the robbery and determined that Murphy was the robber,' the lawsuit states. 'The video was recorded by Kimco’s poor low-quality cameras.'
  • “The Vessel That Christ Picked”: Rookie QB Thanks God For Incredible Playoffs Opportunity

    01/16/2024 2:49:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    American Tribune ^ | January 15, 2024 | By Will Tanner
    The son of a felon and a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, CJ Stroud has been making waves in the NFL not just for his amazing story but because he has been incredibly humble when asked about his success, giving the glory to God rather than focusing on himself. Such could be seen when Stroud helped lead his team to victory over the Indianapolis Colts and secure a spot in the NFL playoffs. After that 23-19 victory, Stroud spoke about the game and the opportunity to enter the playoffs in his rookie year. Rather than focusing on his own...
  • Seven Texas men 'filmed themselves gang-raping two toddlers in bathroom of Houston's Galleria Mall where ringleader worked', cops say

    01/12/2024 4:39:01 AM PST · by spirited irish · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24 | GERMANIA RODRIGUEZ POLEO
    Horrifying videos have surfaced of a gang of at least seven men sexually abusing toddlers inside the restroom of a Texas mall, cops say.Arthur Hector Fernandez, 29, a kiosk worker at the Galleria mall in Houston, is charged with assaulting the toddlers and then posting the videos online.Two friends of Fernandez sometimes left their children, two 2-year-olds, in his care while they worked at the mall, according to police.
  • Houston grand jury declines to charge man who shot and killed robber inside taqueria

    01/03/2024 8:47:44 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 3, 2024 | Andrew Miller
    A grand jury in Texas has decided not to charge a man who shot and killed a robber inside a Houston taqueria last year. A grand jury decided on Wednesday that it will not charge a man who shot and killed 30-year-old Eric Eugene Washington, according to a press release from the Harris County District Attorney's Office, after Washington entered the El Ranchito taqueria in January 2023 while flashing what appeared to be a gun and robbing the residents inside in an incident that was captured on video. The armed customer, described by Houston police as a White or Hispanic...
  • Man who shot, killed SW Houston taqueria robber won't be charged, Harris County grand jury decides

    01/03/2024 10:08:57 PM PST · by Spktyr · 54 replies
    KHOU-11 ^ | 6:09 PM CST January 3, 2024 | Cory McCord (KHOU)
    Warning: Excerpted: Subhead: "About a year after the shooting, a Harris County grand jury announced it would not be filing charges against the man who shot and killed a robber." HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A grand jury declined to file charges against the man who shot and killed a robber at a southwest Houston taqueria last year. The shooting happened on Jan. 5, 2023, at the El Ranchito taqueria on South Gessner Road. Eric Eugene Washington, 30, was shot and killed as he walked through the restaurant robbing people, according to police. In the wake of the shooting, there were...
  • 'Wasn't their first rodeo' | Tree trimming burglary scam spreads from Houston to Dallas

    01/03/2024 6:18:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KHOU ^ | January 3, 2024 | Marcelino Benito
    Thieves posing as tree trimmers to burglarize homes in the Houston area are now targeting families in Dallas. The most recent victims were convinced to open the door -- and it cost them thousands of dollars. Dick and Mary Barr were hit on Saturday. They were able to connect with Keli Rabon, the victim KHOU 11 News profiled in Houston after the thieves hit her house. Since our story aired last month, 12 victims have come forward and investigators believe there are likely many more. It's very well choreographed, and it clearly wasn't their first rodeo," Mary Barr said. The...