Colorado Church Shootings – Search Warrant Executed In New Life Church Shooting

UPDATE 12/10/07 8:00 am MST: Matt Murray 24, son of a Denver Neurologist and living with his parents in their Englewood home, has been identified as the shooter in the Colorado Church shootings at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

UPDATE 12/10/07 8:00 am MST: The home that was searched is owned by a Doctor from Sky Ridge Medical Center. No name has yet been released.

UPDATE 12/10/07 6:50 am MST:A home in Englewood Colorado is being searched in connection with the two shootings. Live Video Feed is up at MyFoxCommunity

UPDATE 12/09/07 12:25 pm MST: A second victim has died from the shooting at New Life Church.

UPDATE 12/09/07 11:25 pm MST: The investigation has shifted to unincorporated Arapaphoe County, where authorities are searching a home in connection to Sunday’s shootings.

Arvada Dep. Chief Gary Creager said he was still unsure whether the two cases are connected, but that officials are looking into the similarities.

“We are very interested,” Creager said. “That’s why we’re there.”

A woman who said she is related to the family living at the home said she has a 24-year-old brother who lives there. He is a computer programming student at a community college. Another brother is attending college in Oklahoma, she said.

About 25 officers were searching the home close to midnight including those from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Arapahoe County bomb squad. Authorities were carrying out boxes from the home, and snapping pictures.


UPDATE 12/09/07 10:55 pm MST: Video of 10:00pm Press Conference available from MyFoxColorado


UPDATE 12/09/07 10:27 pm MST: Bomb squad has arrived at warrant search site in Greenwood.


UPDATE 12/09/07 10:20 pm MST: Arvada Police are helping Colorado Springs Police serve a search warrant on a home in Arapahoe County in connection with the shootings at New Life Church.


UPDATE: Two people are now dead, including the suspect, in Sunday’s shooting at New Life Church in Colorado. Four other people were taken to area hospitals. Some of the four have life-threatening injuries. The gunman was shot and killed by a church security guard after entering the church’s main foyer with high-powered rifle shortly before 1 p.m. and opening fire.



UPDATE: One suspect in custody.


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