Tennessee Church Shooting: New numbers, same sad story

Posted: July 28, 2008 in Above the Fold, Follow up, On Your Wall
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Yesterday, we posted the breaking news about a dreadful church shooting in Knoxville, Tenn.

After preliminary investigation (and hopefully, treating the suspect like a pinata in search of a mad sugar rush), here are more details, thanks to FOX News.

Jim D. Adkisson, 58, was charged with first-degree murder and held on $1 million bail, according to city spokesman Randy Kenner, who did not know if Adkisson had an attorney.

The slain man was identified as Greg McKendry, 60 [Issue from previous post with sincere apologies… this paint is hard to get off], a longtime church member and usher. Church member Barbara Kemper told The Associated Press that McKendry “stood in the front of the gunman and took the blast to protect the rest of us.”

Just in case you missed that last part about a hero in this story:

A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday, killing two people, including a man witnesses called a hero for shielding others from a shotgun blast.

That’s appropriate – someone would sacrifice living to save others at a church. Kinda’ makes you think of someone, huh? God bless Greg McKendry’s family and may his memory and heroism live long in Knoxville.

As for Jim Adkisson, I have scooped up stuff left from my dog that I hold in much higher regard than you. Enjoy raising that bail money, you coward.

  1. […] to my inbox (Hey yo, PUT THE POSTS ON THE WALL. Everyone would like to read them too, you know) about Jim Adkisson, a man that went all Elmer Fudd inside a Knoxville, Tenn. […]

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