Year After Attack, Church Guard Has New Goal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) A year after deadly shootings at two religious centers including New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Church Security Guard Jeanne Assam says she thinks of the family of the gunman.

Matthew Murray opened fire at the Youth with a Mission Center in Arvada around midnight Dec. 9, killing two people. Hours later he drove 65 miles south to new life church and began shooting as worshippers left a Sunday service.

Assam shot and wounded Murray at the church. Murray then killed himself.

At a news conference today, Assam said she now is trying to join the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Teenage sisters Rachel and Stephanie Works were killed at New Life Church. A memorial at the church will be dedicated Tuesday.

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