Monday, September 21, 2015

Black Suspect Shoots Girlfriend, His Baby and White Pastor at Alabama Church Sunday Service



3 injured 1 arrested September 20, 2015 Black Suspect Shoots Girlfriend, His Baby and White Pastor at Alabama Church Sunday Service  At the Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma, Alabama James Junior Minter was arrested after police say he walked into the church service, sat down next to his girlfriend and mother of his son in the front row, then suddenly shot her in the face and his baby in the hand. Police believe he was motivated because he was upset over a recent breakup and visitation issues with his son. Pastor Robert Carswell was shot in the leg when he grabbed Minter and others took his gun away. Minter fled but was captured by police. Police believe that although the Pastor was white, the shooting does not appear to have been racially motivated as his girlfriend and her baby are also black.

Cover story: man is just upset over his girlfriend and visitation rights
Alternative theory: Black Dylan Roof who targets churches and black girlfriend and a pastor in the middle of sunday service.


Police release a photo of James Junior Minter, the suspect in the Selma Church shooting.
Police release a photo of James Junior Minter, the suspect in the Selma Church shooting.




This is Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma where 3 people, including a baby, were shot this morning around 11.
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*Tags:
  • Alabama
  • Baby targeted
  • Attacks on Clergy, Churches Church service: church was in service shooting occurred Sunday morning at about 10:25 a.m., during a church service, police said.
  • Attacks on Clergy, Churches:  Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama
  • Custody
  • Defense:  pastor, Robert Carswell, was able to grab the gunman even after he had been shot. Church members then helped hold down Minter until he was taken into custody by police.
  • Domestic violence: Police told the Selma Times Journal that domestic issues involving James Minter, the accused gunman, and his girlfriend led to the shooting.
  • Ex-friend/family/partner victim  target: girlfriend and mother of his child
  • Girlfriend: The name and age of the girlfriend has not been released. 
  • Mother targeted
  • Pastor:  Robert Carswell. 
  • Race not motivation: black suspect, girlfriend  black pastor white
  • Shooting: 3 victims  woman shot in face, an infant shot in hand and a pastor shot in leg
*International media
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Man suspected in church shooting upset over breakup, police say
Fox News‎ Sept 20 A man suspected of shooting three people in an Alabama church was likely upset over a ...


Police: Man Suspected in Church Shooting Upset Over ... abcnews Sept 20  A man suspected of shooting three people in an Alabama church was likely upset over a recent breakup and visitation issues with his son, ...

Church shooting in Alabama: Official says 3 people injured ... abc13  Sept 20  A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder aftershooting his girlfriend, their baby and a clergyman at a church in Alabama ...

3 people injured in Alabama church shooting - CNN.com Sept 20  A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby's father is in custody, authorities said.

Alabama Church Shooting Wounds Infant and 2 Adults - The ...
www.nytimes.com/.../selma-alabama-church-shooting...
The New York Times17 hours ago - A man walked into a church service in East Selma, Ala., on Sunday morning and opened fire with a handgun, shooting his 24-year-old girlfriend ...

1-month-old shot in church along with 2 others in Ala. - CBS ...
www.cbsnews.com/news/church-shooting-east-selma-alabama/
CBS News21 hours ago - James Junior Minter, 26, of Selma, Alabama, was arrested after opening fire during services at the Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma, ...

Parishioners' quick action praised in Ala. church shooting USA Today  A man is charged with three counts of attempted murder, after three people were shot in a church in Selma, Alabama on Sunday.

3 injured in shooting at Alabama church | New York Post New York Post Sept 20 EAST SELMA, Ala. — An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after allegedly shooting ...

Woman, infant and pastor shot in Alabama church | WREG ...
wreg.com/.../3-people-hurt-in-alabama-church-shooting-susp...
WREG‑TV21 hours ago - EAST SELMA, Alabama (AP) — An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a ...