Baytown, Texas – According to ABC13.com On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, “Baytown police responded to a shooting at the Church of New Beginnings. Police say the pastor armed himself and shot an intruder.
Police say Pastor Benny Holmes was at the church sometime after 6:00am when he a heard a man trying to break into the building. Holmes then armed himself and shot the intruder.
The intruder was then rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight.
The burglary suspect, identified as Lee Marvin Blue, 27, was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight. We’re told he is in stable condition after suffering a single gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Police describe Blue as a transient with an extensive criminal history.
Pastor Holmes made national headlines last year for taking down a suspected package thief in his front yard. At the time, he said pointing his 45 cal. pistol at the grandmother was the only way he would get her to feel the fear of God. Holmes even prepared a sermon after the incident, telling his congregation why God said to arm yourself.”