Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ok, so this is why God reminded me this morning that He's in charge.

Edited to add: The suspect was found overnight in an apartment complex in the next county up. After opening fire on officers trying to arrest him, he was shot and killed.

Just a short time ago, three police officers were shot about 20 blocks from our home. The schools in the area (including the one that Daniel would have been at for speech therapy this time tomorrow) are on lock-down. Police, Fire Rescue, even Homeland Security- they've all been flying over head continually. It's pretty scary.

They've found the suspect's car about 20 blocks west and 6 blocks north of here, in residential area. Please pray that they find this man quickly and with no further injury to anyone else.

I'm thankful that this man drove north instead of east into our neighborhood. But still a little on edge until he's found.

Again, please pray that he's found and for the three officers who have been shot. I'll keep you updated.

Edited to add: Actually now they are saying that at least 4 officers, perhaps more, were shot. One was killed, another is in surgery in critical condition. No sign yet of the shooter.


Bev said...

I will be praying that the police catch this guy and for your safety! This is not as bad but a while back there was a bank robbery couple of blocks from us and their were helicopter flying and cops driving all over my neighborhood, it is really scary!

ValleyGirl said...

Oh, what a sad, sad world we live in. I will be praying...

~Java Mama~ said...

Wow, I will be praying that he is caught quickly, for the other officers and for your family to remain safe. That sounds really scary.

JOYfully in Him,

Lizzie said...

Oooh, this one hits particularly close to home for me - I'm married to a police officer. Though things don't tend to get quite so crazy down here in Australia (and further to that, we're in one of the smaller capital cities), the mere mention of a killed officer ANYWHERE sends me into a sweat.



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