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I think my favorite part of the press conference where they spend five minutes thanking and congratulating all the police, FBI and law enforcement. I guess they feel the need to take credit for allowing the citizens to stop the threat.
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Too bad they didnt shoot him with his gun once they got it away from him.
UPDATE: New Hampshire wedding shooting, murder of church pastor may be related
Police identified the suspect as Dale Halloway, 37, who was “gang-tackled” by guests at the wedding after he shot Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, and Clare McMullen, 60. Groom Mark Castiglione was hit in the head by an object during the shooting, according to the Eagle-Tribune.
Castiglione is the father of Brandon Castiglione, 24, who has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Luis Garcia, another pastor at New England Pentecostal Ministries.
Roark said the shooter arrived after the wedding began shortly after 10 a.m. and used a handgun. The church had recently undergone active shooter training, he added.
The Union-Leader reported that church member Janail Archer told the paper that she had spoken with her father, Othniel Archer, a deacon at the church who was there at the time of the shooting. She said her father told her he saw a man in a hoodie enter the church from his vantage point in a balcony used for videotaping. The man walked to the pulpit, Archer told his daughter, and shot Choate and McMullen.
Pelham is a town with a small population but a pretty good sized footprint. It also has a small Police Department.
(full disclosure I have had several very positive dealings with the PPD, and hold them in high regard)
If the patrol cars were out and about, and usually there is one on Rt 38 on the south side of town, it is going to take that car a good 4 minutes to get there, response from the Station is probably 6 minutes. There are no shortcuts to get to that church, it is on Rt 38 and any side roads ( they are few and far between) are not made for driving fast.
The road the church is on the corner of ( Bridge St @ St Margaret's Drive) actually turns into some sort of a goat path that runs thru the Pelham F&G property... it is the road from their entrance to the range. It is 3400 feet from the range
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When I told my folks that there had been a shooting at a church in New Hampshire, they were surprised, until I explained it was Pelham, NH, adjacent to those two Bay State garden spots, Lawrence and Lowell.
Quick! Shelter in Place!