Self Inflicted

It seems that the lethal shot on the New Life Church Killer wasn’t fired by a female parishioner after all:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, police said Tuesday.

Matthew Murray, 24, was struck multiple times by a security officer at New Life Church Sunday but died after firing a single shot at himself, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office concluded after an autopsy.

Volunteer security guard Jeanne Assam shot Murray after he entered the church. Investigators had earlier suggested his death could have been a suicide, but credited Assam’s bravery with averting a greater tragedy.


Still, kudos to Jeanne for getting several hits in. Otherwise, who knows how many more this guy would have killed. And given the situation, that’s as close to a happy ending as we’re going to get.


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