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Who’s Going to Patch Up the Bullet Holes?

Pastor Terry Howell of the Living Water Fellowship Church in Osceola County, Fla., was at church when a man pulled a gun and fired “several” shots at him. Howell was not hit, but he pulled his own gun and fired back, taking out the gunman. Benjamin Parangan Jr., 47, was hospitalized in stable condition. Multiple church employees witnessed the exchange, and agreed Howell acted in self defense. Parangan was charged with aggravated assault with intent to kill, and he’s been fired from his job — as the maintenance man at the church. “To hear it happened here in my neighborhood, and not only my neighborhood, but my church, it’s shocking,” said Robert Quintana. “It could happen anywhere though.” (RC/WFTV Orlando) ...Clearly, Pastor Howell already agrees.
Original Publication Date: 04 January 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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