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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 03:30 PM
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Cop-turned-pastor says he shot intruder at church in self-defense
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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."

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