Monday, August 21, 2006

Intense Evening...

...and not just because of a screaming newborn. One of our friends from Ovilla, Kurt McBride, works for the Midlothian Police Department. Kurt is a former Marine, and one of the leaders of the regional SWAT team that gets called out for major law enforcement issues. Well, one of those happened last night in Midlothian, as a 25-yr-old guy decided to barricade himself in his apartment with a gun. Police showed up to investigate a window that had been broken by a bullet in the apartment complex. When they approached the apartment of the shooter, he opened fire and hit three police officers and one state trooper. As the stand-off began, Kurt's team was called in. Many of Kurt's friends were praying for his safety last night as they faced this dangerous situation. The officers went into the apartment around 11:00 PM last night and found that the guy had committed suicide. The four officers who were shot are in good condition, and Kurt is unharmed. Dangerous world we live in, huh? Midlothian is a small Ellis County town. And I know this will shock that little community. Let's pray that there will be godly men and women who point people to Christ during this time. Here's the Dallas Morning News link HERE for the whole story.

1 comment:

Dionne said...

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. I am very releived that Kurt is now home safely sleeping.