A person fired a dozen photographs at a church in northeast Houston earlier than being caught by members, officers say
Houston Police have confirmed the suspect has been arrested and faced fatal misconduct and aggravated assault.
HOUSTON – A group of church members helped arrest a man who was accused of opening fire on a house of worship in northeast Houston on Saturday.
It all started around 12:45 pm at The Light of the World church near the Eastex Freeway.
Houston police said Josue David Cordova, 27, stopped outside the church and started shooting from outside. He reportedly damaged some windows and the side of the building.
In a press release, church officials said it was the third time the building had been attacked.
Investigators said the suspect tried to leave, but a construction worker who heard the shooting followed the suspect. It eventually caught up with him near Eastex Freeway and Laura Koppe.
The suspect pointed his gun at the man as his vehicles were side by side, but officials said the gun was not unloaded.
Shortly thereafter, investigators said that some of the church members caught up with the suspect and locked him up until the police arrived. Cordova was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and fatal behavior with a firearm.
Fortunately, the police said no one was hit, although there were some people in the church at the time. A church release claims at least a dozen bullets were fired.
HPD is still investigating the motive for the shooting, but some churchgoers told police the suspect may be targeting the pastor.
In the publication, the Church indicated that the allegations were “religious intolerance” or “hate crime”, but the police have not confirmed the allegations.
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