Texas church shooting gunman, angry at the past, money requests, visited multiple times, the minister said

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The man behind the deadly church shooting in Texas on Sunday, had visited the congregation a number of times, according to the church’s senior minister, who noted that the man’s got to eat it, but would be pissed if he doesn’t get the money.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the attacker as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen. Wearing a fake beard, a wig, a hat and a long coat, Kinnunen, opened fire at the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, and put to death by Richard White and Anton “Tony” Thomas.

If the authorities are said to Kinnunen, it is the motive remained under investigation, the church’s senior minister’s office, Britt was a Farmer, told The Christian Chronicle that he recognized that the 43-year-old after seeing a picture of him without the mask.

“We’ve helped him on several occasions with food,” Farmer told the Chronicle. “He’s angry and when we won we don’t give cash. He has been here on several occasions.”


Kinnunen, who also died in the shooting, he had a long criminal history, including a number of arrests in North Texas, and other states as well.

On June 16, 2015 a photograph of the River Oaks Police Department in Texas show Keith Thomas Kinnunen.
(River Oaks Police department via AP)

Court records obtained by FOX4 found that the 43-year-old was arrested in 2009 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and, in 2013, for theft of property. In the other arrest was in 2011 in Oklahoma city, Kinnunen facing arson charges when he was arrested, and, after the purchase of the lamp, the oil, and tampons” as they are in the fire in the cotton field, according to the documents obtained by FOX4.

At the time of his arrest in Oklahoma, a relative, told the police that Kinnunen is also “full of balls in lamp oil and lit it on fire, and played a brand of football.'”

In the shoot-out on Sunday, it took just a few seconds, and then Jack Wilson, the head of the church’s volunteer security team, and a firearms instructor, fatally shot Kinnunen. A live stream of the church, turned out to be the shooter to get up from a pew and talk to someone at the back of the church, and for pulling a gun and opening fire.

In this still image from the video can be viewed online, which is due to the enforcement of the law, to church to cover as a congregant, armed with a pistol, the top on the left, takes hold of a man who opened fire in the vicinity of the center in the top right corner of the windows during a service at the West Freeway Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas.
The West Freeway Church of Christ/Courtesy of-Law Enforcement via AP)

“It’s the only clear shot I had was his head, as I was, there are still people in the pews, that is not all the way down as low as they could be. That was my one shot,” Wilson told reporters outside his home in nearby Granbury on Monday.


Within six seconds, the shooter was bleeding “profusely” from his head, Wilson fired a round. He told reporters on Monday as he went, then pulled the shotgun away from the man’s body as if he was “shaking” and was on top of him, in the event that the shooter tried to get up, which he didn’t.

Jack Wilson, 71, poses for a photograph at a shooting range outside his home in Granbury, Texas, on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at the latest.
(AP Photo/Jake Bleiberg)

“You have to be ready at all times, in all places,” he said on Monday. “And that’s what I strive to be, and that’s the way I learn, and that’s the way I want people to understand if they are going to carry a firearm for personal protection for himself, family, or anyone else, they need to be aware that it can happen at any time, from anywhere.”

Another minister at the church, Jack Cummings, praised Wilson’s actions on Monday, in an interview with FOX29.

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“Our hero, our head of security,” he told the tv station.

Cummings said the shooting happened 40 yards away from him, and he made his holy communion-tray as he ran out to see what the casualties were.

“We hold no ill will toward the individual and the family,” he told FOX29. “We are praying for the best for all of them.”


The actions of Wilson and and of other armed people and have drawn praise from some Texas lawmakers and gun-rights advocates. Texas officials have hailed the state’s gun laws, including a measure this year that affirmed the right of licensed gun holders to carry firearms in places of worship, unless a facility is prohibited to them.

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In an exclusive interview the night of Monday, on “The Story,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News he hopes it’s a gun law be a model for other churches and states.

“It [the law] to work,” Paxton said in “The Story” on an exclusive basis. “We can’t stop every incident, we can’t change the fact that there are people who are mentally ill.”

President, Trump tweeted on Monday evening and Tuesday morning of the attacks, both at the time, to stress the role of the armed citizens, at the end of the season.

“Armed members soon ceased to be a huge church, and a lot of fun in Texas,” the president tweeted on Tuesday morning. “If it weren’t for the fact that there are people in the church who were both armed, and highly proficient in the use of the gun, the end result would have been catastrophic. A big THANK you to them!!!!”

Fox News’ Charles Creitz, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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