Lakewood Church Shooter Stopped by Good Guy with Gun

Lakewood Church Shooter Stopped by Good Guy with Gun

A shooter at Houston’s Lakewood Church was reportedly stopped by a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy working security at the church Sunday morning.

Update: Around 4 p.m. Central Time ABC News reported that Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez “corrected an earlier statement claiming it was a sheriff’s deputy that fired the shot.” Gonzalez now says the shooter was stopped when “other agencies fired.”

There is an active situation involving shots fired at Lakewood. Law enforcement is on the scene.
That is all the information we have at this time. Please pray for Lakewood and our community.

— Lakewood Church (@lakewoodchurch) February 11, 2024

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez responded to news of the shooting with an X post saying, “It is believed that a possible shooter is down, shot by one of our deputy’s on-scene. I’m enroute to the scene.”

Click2Houston reported the shooter allegedly opened fire in the church lobby. The outlet noted that witnesses indicated “the shooter was possibly a female.”

Video posted by The Claims Investigator captured the sound of the gunshots:

????Video captures moment gunshots are heard at Lakewood Church. @SheriffEd_HCSO @TroyFinner #Texas #PrivateInvestigator#LakewoodChurch #Houston#LawEnforcement #txlege

— The Claims Investigator ® (@SIUIntelligence) February 11, 2024

Video of active shooting from inside the Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.#Lakewood #Houston #HoustonTexans #houstontx

— Target Reporter (@Target_Reporter) February 11, 2024

Gonzalez explained that a number of his deputies work at the church on Sundays as an “extra job,” which explains why the deputy was present to stop the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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