Houston, the suspect who opened fire at Lakewood Church on Sunday has been identified as 36-year-old Genesse Ivonne Moreno, according to a search warrant obtained by Nexstar. The shooting took place on Sunday afternoon when the woman entered Pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch armed with a long gun. The Houston Police Department reported that the suspect shot and injured one man before being killed by two off-duty security officers. Tragically, a boy who was with the suspect was also shot and is not expected to survive.
The search warrant revealed that the suspect was armed with an AR-15 and had made threats about a bomb. Law enforcement officers found substances consistent with the manufacture of explosive devices, although it is still unclear whether the threat was credible.
One of the off-duty officers involved in the incident was identified as Agent Adrian Herrera from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). TABC Chairman Kevin Lilly commended the officers for their quick response, stating that they likely prevented a much greater tragedy through their brave actions. Herrera, who has been employed by TABC for around five years, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation into the shooting.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner described the shooter as a woman in her early to mid-30s, wearing a trench coat and a backpack. He also confirmed that the young boy with the suspect had been shot, but did not specify whether it was a result of the officers returning fire.
To provide some background information, Lakewood Church is a popular megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen. The incident occurred during a Spanish church service, and the shooting has shaken the community. Houston Police Chief Finner and Mayor John Whitmire will be hosting a press conference to address the incident.
In conclusion, the suspect in the Lakewood Church shooting has been identified as Genesse Ivonne Moreno. The investigation is ongoing as authorities determine the motive behind the attack. The actions of the off-duty security officers have been praised for preventing further harm. The community is left mourning the loss and praying for the recovery of the injured.