December 30, 2019
It’s a white guy confirmed.
43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen.
Heavy.com has a big article on him. He’s a career criminal. Reading his list of crimes, I honestly had no idea you were able to commit this many crimes and still be on the loose. People like this should be executed.
There is no motive. Probably, he was just a mess. Maybe had some personal beef with the church, or something. Apparently he’d been there before.
He doesn’t appear to be a fedora atheist, in fact quite not that.
We’ve got a report describing the shooter as a white guy.
Anton Wallace’s daughter, Tiffany Wallace, who witnessed the shooting, described the gunman as a white man with a fake beard and black hair who was wearing a trench coat.
I think it’s unlikely that it is a black guy, given that quote.
It could be an Arab or a Mexican or something – someone lighter skinned.
Or that person could have been misquoted or confused, I guess.
But it would honestly be a little bit shocking if this was done by a black guy with a beard.
Original article follows.
Following the Jew stabbing in New York, we have a church shooting in Texas.
A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said.
Authorities at a Sunday evening news conference praised the two congregants who opened fire as part of a volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement. It was unclear if the two people who were killed were the two who shot at the gunman.
“This team responded quickly and within six seconds, the shooting was over. Two of the parishioners who were volunteers of the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also hailed the state’s gun laws.
Britt Farmer, senior minister of the church, said, “We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse.”
Authorities said there were more than 240 parishioners in the West Freeway Church at the time of the shooting.
White Settlement Police Department Chief J.P. Bevering said the gunman had sat down in a pew before getting up, taking out a shotgun and firing at a parishioner, who was killed. He said the church’s security team then “eliminated the threat.”
Officials have not released the names of the victims or the gunman. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said they’re working to identify the gunman’s motive, adding that he is “relatively transient” but had roots in the area.
DeSarno also said the gunman had been arrested multiple times in the past but declined to give details.
An elder at the church told the New York Times that one of those killed was a security guard who responded to the shooter, calling him a dear friend.
“He was trying to do what he needed to do to protect the rest of us,” said the elder, Mike Tinius.
“It’s extremely upsetting to see anyone committing violence,” he said.
Yeah, people committing violence is definitely extremely upsetting. Great quote, buddy.
It’s not clear at present, but it looks like this might be another black guy with a beard.
We’ll keep you updated, but if it is a black guy, it might be a while before we get a confirmation on that one.
Though he definitely looks black, the footage is grainy enough that he might have something covering his face?
Although I think you would pretty much have to be black to try to do a mass shooting with a shotgun.
I’ll be disappointed if it’s a Hebrew Israelite. I thought they were just targeting the Jews.