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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tiller Shooting Suspect in Custody

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Eyewitness News has confirmed the suspect in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller is in custody in the Kansas City area. Wichita police say the man was arrested near Gardner, KS at around 2:00 Sunday afternoon.

Wichita Police are hosting a news conference on the shooting at 4:00 pm today. Look for live coverage here.

Stay with Eyewitness News for further updates.

Police say Tiller's body was removed from the church at 12:30 Sunday afternoon. The FBI is involved in the investigation.

Nationwide alert issued for car and suspect description.

Update: Wichita residents are planning to mourn the death of Dr. George Tiller, as well as remember his triumphs, at Old Town Square tonight at 8pm. Although some in attendance may bring signs, the vigil is intended to be a peaceful gathering to show support for Tiller's family and friends.



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Eyewitness News has confirmed that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church.


The shooting happened around ten o'clock Sunday morning at the Reformation Lutheran Church.

Location of Church

Police have a suspect description. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50's or 60's with grey 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.

The suspect 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.

Tiller was the victim of violence before. On June 9, 1986 someone detonated a homemade bomb on the roof of his Wichita clinic. No one was hurt

During the Summer of Mercy in 1991, protesters blocked the entrance to his facility before a federal judge ruled the protesters be arrested.

Two years later, Dr. Tiller was shot outside his clinic the evening of August 19, 1993. His wounds were not life threatening. Abortion opponent Shelly Shannon was convicted of that shooting and sentenced to prison.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Cm said...

I did not listen to all of your commentary on this case, so forgive me for any repeats. This is not directed at anybody and the "you" is "us".

We as Christians know that killing in order to exact some kind of justice or vengeance is wrong, it is sin. Of course we could get talk about capital punishment and avoid discussing our own death deserving sin, but hold on and look at your own heart.

I am sure there are many Christians that are secretly, or publicly, saying 'good, he deserved it for killing all those babies' but I must ask: have you sinned in your anger over abortion? And is that sin "bad enough" to warrant death in the eyes of God? God has declared all guilty of sin and all are deserving of death (spiritual and physical) so instead of "righteously" taking "glee" in this murder, ask God to have mercy on your soul and then praise Him evermore.

June 1, 2009 at 6:44 AM  

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