shooting Suspect Identified in Houston’s Lakewood Church Incident
The suspect responsible for the shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston has been identified as 36-year-old Genesse Ivonne Moreno, according to a search warrant obtained by Nexstar. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon, when Moreno entered the megachurch armed with a long gun. The Houston Police Department reported that she shot and injured one man before being killed by two off-duty security officers. Tragically, a young boy who accompanied Moreno was also shot and is not expected to survive.
The search warrant revealed that Moreno was armed with an AR-15 and had made threats about a bomb. Authorities found substances consistent with the manufacture of explosive devices, although it is still unclear if 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), who was working security at the church at the time.
Chairman Kevin Lilly of the TABC commended the quick response of Agent Herrera and other law enforcement officers. Their brave actions likely prevented a greater tragedy from unfolding. Herrera, who has been with the TABC for five years, has been placed on paid administrative leave while an internal investigation into the shooting takes place.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner described the shooter as a woman in her early to mid-30s who was wearing a trench coat and a backpack. Finner also mentioned that the young boy with the suspect had been shot, but did not confirm if it was a result of the officers’ gunfire.
In the aftermath of the incident, Houston Mayor John Whitmire and Police Chief Finner will be hosting a press conference to provide further updates and address the community’s concerns.
This unfortunate event highlights the need for increased security measures and vigilance in places of worship. As the investigation continues, authorities will work to determine the motive behind the shooting and ensure the safety of congregants in the future.
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