Florida News Time reports…
“A Texas pastor shot and wounded a would-be burglar robber who broke into his church, and then got him to recite a sinner’s prayer as he lay in his own blood.
Benny Holmes took the law into his own hands when Lee Marvin Blue Jr, 27, entered the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown on Tuesday.
Holmes, who made headlines last year for pointing a gun at a grandmother who stole parcels from his front lawn, was asleep inside when the suspect kicked down the door.
Benny Holmes took the law into his own hands by shooting Lee Marvin Blue Jr, 27, when he broke into the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown on Tuesday
He woke up when he heard someone moving inside the church and grabbed the weapon.
‘I commanded him to stop twice, and he didn’t. So fearing for my life, I did what I had to do,’ he told ABC 13.
After gunning him down, Holmes went over to Blue and started to talk to him.
‘I led him through the sinner’s prayer while he was on the floor. He repeated the sinner’s prayer after me. And that was about it. I’m going to go visit him.’
Blue has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2005 – including trespassing, burglary of a vehicle, and assault.
He was taken to hospital and police believe he will survive the injuries.
When he finishes his treatment, he will face burglary charges.
Baytown police do not anticipate charges against Holmes.
In September 2014, Holmes directed his firearm at 57-year-old grandmother Laurie Ferguson when he caught her snatching packages off his Baytown porch.”