67 year old George Tiller, the controversial late term abortion, lightening rod doctor was shot and killed this morning at 10:00 am in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th in Wichita, Kansas. A search is going on by police, the FBI and KBI for the shooter.
Reports states that the suspect was a white male who was driving a 1993 light blue Ford Taurus with Kansas license plates 225 BAB. Police described him as a white male in his 50′s or 60′s, 6’1,” 220 lbs, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
Tiller has long been a focal point of protest by abortion opponents because his clinic, Women’s Health Care Services at 5107 E. Kellogg, is one of the few in the country where late-term abortions are performed.
Mark Mitchell, who lives near where the shooting occurred, said he knew Tiller attended the church because of the periodic protests there and media coverage.
He said the protests would sometimes be as large as two dozen people. The last protest he can remember there was in the fall.
“We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down,” anti-abortion group Operation Rescue said in a statement on its Web site. “Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller’s family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”
Reported at Fox News, George Tiller was shot as he served as an usher during morning services at Reformation Lutheran Church.
Reuters – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called “late-term” abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday. Attention Reuters, they are not “so-called” late term abortions, they are late term abortions.
Christian Defense Coalition Condemns Shooting of Dr. George Tiller
Although we certainly do not condone assassinations of people, no matter how much we disagree with what they are doing. We also disagree with the LEFT’s blaming conservative commentators with this man’s death. Here is a video of Bill O’Reilly doing a segmnet of “Tiller, the baby killer”. When one participates in such a controversial and heinous act like late term abortions, one puts them self knowingly at risk. All I can say is may God have mercy on this man’s soul and as Don Suber says, “Rest in peace. The Lord forgives.”
Police have the murder suspect in custody according to the AP.
Nearly four hours after abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down and killed in his Lutheran Church, Johnson County police pulled over a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle.
According to Wichita media, police described the suspect as a white male in his 50′s or 60′s with gray hair that is balding in the middle. He is about 6’1″ and about 220 pounds and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. He was last seen in a light blue Ford Taurus, possibly an early 1990′s model. It has a K-State vanity plate and a Kansas license plate number 225 BAB.
UPDATE III: The suspect, identified by one law enforcement agency as Scott Roeder, was taken into custody some 170 miles away in a Kansas City suburb