this is the story from colo sprgs....kudos to jeane assam
COLORADO SPRINGS – One of the men injured in the fatal shootings at New Life Church told the security guard who shot the gunman to shoot him again in the head to make sure he was dead.
Larry Boubonnais was hit in the arm when 24-year-old Matthew Murray opened fire in the parking lot of the church on Sunday. The security guard at the church, Jeanne Assam, then shot and killed Murray.
Two teenage girls from the same family, 18-year-old Stephanie Works and 16-year-old Rachael Works, died after Murray shot them. The girls' father, 51-year-old David Works is hospitalized with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen and groin area, and is listed in fair condition. (Click here to read more about the girls
Murray also wounded 40-year-old Judy Purcell. She was treated for a gunshot wound to her right shoulder.
Boubonnais says he was in the cafeteria when the gunfire started.
"He (Murray) had shot a couple out in the parking lot and by the time I got there, he had entered the two doors on the northeast side," said Boubonnais. "I kept saying to the security guard, 'Give me your handgun, I'm going to take him out."
Boubonnais says Murray was dressed in all black with combat boots and he had an assault rifle. Boubonnais says Murray reminded him of a SWAT officer.
"I jumped out, got his attention and called him a name. And then he just looked at me and then he started to shoot me and so when I realized that, I jumped back," said Boubonnais, "and all I got were two pellets in my arm so I thought, 'Well, I'll jump out again' and then I noticed the lady to my right. He shot a few times. She shot a few."
"She (Assam) was yelling, I recall, 'Surrender.' I didn't want to get in her way. I was unarmed, so I ran kind of up and parallel because I couldn't see," said Boubonnais. "She fired off 10 or 12 shots and we both came around the corner and he started sliding down and he started bleeding. He looked pretty dead. I told her to take a headshot and she said, 'No, I think he's dead.' I took a handgun out of his hand because I was unarmed. I cleared it. It had jammed, I remember that."
"I told her that's the bravest thing I've ever seen and she said, 'I was just praying. It was the Holy Spirit to help me do this right.' That was pretty powerful stuff, very, very brave," he said.
Reverend Brady Boyd says New Life Church will be closed on Monday for repairs but is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
"I'm asking Colorado Springs and the country to please pray for that family this morning because they're going through a very difficult time," said Boyd, the senior pastor at New Life Church.
The pastor says that because of the actions of the armed security guard "hundreds of lives were saved" and he acknowledged that it could have been much worse.
"Our biggest concern this morning is not the building," said Boyd. "It's the family that lost two teenage daughters."
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