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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 04:30 PM
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Cop-turned-pastor says he shot intruder at church in self-defense
Source: Detroit Freepress


A man who broke into a west side Detroit church didnt get very far in his attempt to rob the place, police said.
Lawrence Adams, pastor at Westside Bible Church on Winston near 7 Mile, a retired Detroit Police lieutenant, said he shot the intruder around 6:45 p.m. Sunday in self-defense after responding to a call from the church's alarm company and discovering that the facility's front door was open.
Adams said today he saw the man coming out of the church's front door with a large garbage bag, and once the robber saw him, the two struggled.
"He took a swing at me," said Adams, who left the force in 2006 after 25 years. "At that time, I fired a shot at him. I was defending myself and not the property or the church."

Read more: http://freep.com/article/20090928/NEWS01/90928031/1318/...
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 04:55 PM
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1. Sounds like a justifiable shooting to me.
Sounds like the grand jury will have the final say though.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 04:57 PM
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2. Thanks Dave...your constant vigilance on all gun posts is
truly amazing. I hope you are getting paid for the service.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 05:00 PM
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3. lol
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 05:04 PM
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4. The gratitude of people like you is payment enough.
Edited on Mon Sep-28-09 05:06 PM by Fire_Medic_Dave
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fightthegoodfightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 10:36 PM
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5. Got It
Man's laws or in this case, defense, are more important to this 'preacher' than God's laws.

Someone needs to remind this Christian preacher what Christ would do and it's sure as sh*t isn't blow him away.
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