Deadly Tennessee Church Shooting in Antioch, 1 Dead, 8 Injured Including Gunman (Update: Shooter Arrested; Update II: Gunman ID’d as Emanuel Kidega Samson)
Shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, TN … One Dead ... Say a prayer for the victims and the families of those lost and injured.
One person is dead and eight others wounded Sunday after a masked man opened fire following a church service in Antioch, Tennessee at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. As church let out at approximately 11:30 am Sunday, a gunman killed one female in the parking lot and then proceeded to enter the church from the rear and opened fire. The woman killed has been identified as Melanie Smith, 39. Smith was a mother of two who lived in Smyrna. One church member, 22 year-old Caleb Engle, is reported to have confronted the shooter before being pistol whipped in the face. Engle then went to his car to retrieve a gun, which he has under a concealed carry license.
Please say a prayer for the victims. As it turns out it appears that I am friends and acquaintances with individuals who personally know some of the victims involved in this church shooting, including minister Joey Spann and his wife, Peggy. Get well, may the Lord be with you and God bless.
Police say the gunman wore a neoprene ski mask when he shot and killed Smith in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, as the service ended shortly after 11 a.m.
With his blue Nissan Xterra still running, the gunman then entered the rear sanctuary doors of the church and began “indiscriminately” shooting, police said.
Among those shot were three men and three women, police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The church’s minister Joey Spann, 60, and his wife, Peggy, 65, were both injured in the shooting, said Nashville Christian School in a statement on Facebook. Spann is a Bible teacher and a high school and middle school basketball coach.
UPDATE I: Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, an African American who immigrated from Sudan. So will this be charged as a hate crime?
Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.
Samson is a bodybuilder who attended high school in Tennessee and is originally from Karthoum, Sudan, according screenshots of the suspect’s Facebook page obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation before the account was taken down. Police say he is a legal resident and came to the U.S. in the 1990s.
“Everything you’ve ever doubted or made to be believe as false, is real. & vice versa, B” Samson wrote in his final post, around 11 a.m. CDT.
Emanuel K. Samson facebook page (Screenshot/Facebook)
Police Identify Suspect, Victims In Church Shooting
UPDATE II: Victims ID’d and taken to area hospitals:
In addition to the Spanns, police identified the victims as William Jhaenkins, 83, Marlene Jenkins, 84, Linda Busch, 68, Katherine Dickerson, 64 and Engle, 22. Police identified one of the victims as David Spann — his colleague Mike McPherson confirmed tt Spann’s full name is David Joseph Spann.
UPDATE IV: FBI launches civil rights investigation.
One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as the FBI confirmed it’s launched a civil rights investigation into the shooting.
The suspect, 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, immigrated from Sudan two decades ago, police said. He’s suspected of bringing at least two pistols and a mask to the predominantly white Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, before
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted that Samson had been released from the hospital and will be charged with murder and attempted murder.
“The Memphis FBI Field Office’s Nashville Resident Agency, the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee have opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee. The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence,” FBI Memphis told Fox News.
Rev. Bill Shillady, Hillary Clinton’s Pastor Compared her Election Loss to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
REMIND ME TO NEVER GO TO A CHURCH WHERE THIS GUY IS PREACHING … FILE THIS ONE UNDER, WTF!!!
Really, comparing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election loss to the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus? Could you be any more blasphemous? That is exactly what Rev. Bill Shillady, Hillary Clinton’s pastoral adviser did. He actually went there. Some how in the warped mind of liberals in the church, Jesus Christ dying for our sins and his resurrection to be seated at the right hand of The Father is some how comparable to an election loss. UNREAL. There are probably many stories of the Bible that could have been used as a comparison, Christ dying for our sins and his Resurrection is not one of them. As we have said for years, not only is liberalism a mental disorder, for the LEFT it is their religion.
Hillary Clinton’s pastoral adviser urged her to keep her head up following her unexpected Election Day loss in November and compared the election to Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified.
“It is Friday, but Sunday is coming … This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with a lot of Fridays,” wrote United Methodist City Society Executive Director the Rev. Bill Shillady in an email to Clinton obtained by CNN. “Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost. We all have Fridays. But, as the saying goes, ‘Sunday’s coming!’”
Shillady has maintained a pastoral relationship with the Clinton family for years.
“For the disciples and Christ’s followers in the first century, Good Friday represented the day that everything fell apart. All was lost. The momentum and hope of a man claiming to be the Son of God, the Messiah who was supposed to change everything, had been executed,” Shillady explained, according to CNN’s report of the message.
NO! Clinton’s loss is nothing like the death and resurrection of Christ you warped and demented poor excuse for a clergy. Does any one now wonder why she lost the religious vote? What next, was Hillary Clinton’s loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries like Moses?
MAY EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER …
He is risen, truly, He is risen. Scared Monkeys wishes everyone the happiest of Easters! Please remember that Easter represents the true meaning of hope eternal and the rebirth of our Lord Jesus Christ as he died and rose again. As you have your Easter egg hunts, open your Easter baskets and enjoy Easter dinner, please remember that the resurrection of our Lord provides us with eternal hope and rebirth.
One of my favorite songs of all times …
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!
I have not always been the biggest fan of contemporary Christian music, as I am a fan of the hymns, except when it comes to Michael W. Smith. Having seen him live, it is a truly amazing and spiritual experience.
ABOVE ALL – Michael W. Smith
Crucified, laid behind a stone
You lived to die rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall and thought of me
I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
No I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you’re my God,
You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether wonderful to me.
So Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you’re my God,
IMAGINE WHAT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE WOULD LOOK LIKE IF THE MSM ACTUALLY COVERED AND REPORTED ON THE ILLS OF HILLARY CLINTON?
From The Washington Times, WikiLeaks hacked emails show Clinton campaign made disparaging comments and mocked Catholics and Southerners, called Latinos “needy, ” and called supporters of Bernie Sanders “self-righteous” whiners. But do you think the MSM would ever cover this? HELL NO!!! They are too busy running cover for Hillary Clinton and doing her opposition research and political hit jobs on Donald Trump.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE WHAT I CALL LATINOS, CATHOLICS, SOUTHERNERS AND SANDERS SUPPORTS, THE MSM WILL NOT REPORT ON IT
Long before Hillary Clinton called millions of Americans a “basket of deplorables,” her top campaign advisers and liberal allies openly mocked Catholics, Southerners and a host of other groups, according to newly released emails that offer a stunning window into the vitriol inside the Clinton world less than a month before Election Day.
The emails, published by WikiLeaks after a hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account, also show Clinton campaign officials and Democratic leaders disparaging supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders as “self-righteous” whiners, calling Hispanic party leaders such as Bill Richardson “needy Latinos,” labeling CNN anchor Jake Tapper “a d—k” and even lambasting longtime Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal.
The sheer number of insults in the email trove has left the Clinton campaign, along with outside organizations such as the Center for American Progress that were routinely involved in the brutal bad-mouthing, unable or unwilling to respond. Instead, they have blamed the hack on Russia and have refused to even confirm that the emails are genuine, though they also haven’t denied their authenticity.
The Clinton campaign’s biggest problem may be its assault on Catholics. Prominent Catholic organizations called on Clinton campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri to resign after the surfacing of messages showing her making fun of the faith. The campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump seized on the opportunity to appeal to religious voters.
84 Year Old Priest Father Jacques Hamel Beheaded by Islamic Terrorist in France … ISIS Claims Responsibility
THE RADICAL ISLAMIC TERROR CONTINUES …
An 84-year-old priest was killed and four other people taken hostage by two armed radical Islamist terrorists at a church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France. The radical Islamist savages slit the throat of an 84 year old Father Jacques Hamel and beheaded him.
French President Francois Hollande stated in a press conference that ISIS has declared war on France.
The two attackers, who said they were from the so-called Islamic State (IS), slit Fr Jacques Hamel’s throat during a morning Mass, officials say.
Police surrounded the church and shot dead both hostage-takers. French media named one of them as Adel K.
One of the hostages is in a critical condition in hospital.
President Francois Hollande, visiting the scene, in Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray, said the attackers had committed a “cowardly assassination” and France would fight IS “by all means”.
Pope Francis decried the “pain and horror of this absurd violence”.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May branded the attack “sickening” and offered her condolences to the people of France.
The suspect named as Adel K, aged 18, is reported to have been in custody and then placed under a control order, and had tried to enter Syria twice.
UPDATE I: French church attack: What we know.
Adel Kermiche, 19, was wearing an “electronic tag” during the deadly hostage incident at a Catholic church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, prosecutor Francois Molins said.
The monitoring apparatus was a condition of his house arrest after two attempts in 2015 to travel abroad — at least once to Syria — using a relative’s identification, Molins said.
Kermiche was identified via fingerprints after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande said was committed in the name of ISIS.
The second killed attacker has not been identified.