Colorado Church Gunman Killed Himself

Shooter's 'love to hate' Christians comments surface online
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 2:04 AM CST
Colorado Church Gunman Killed Himself
Sgt. Jeff Jensen, right, of the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department homicide unit, responds to questions from reporters during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in Colorado Springs about the shootings at New Life Church on Sunday. Looking on are Skip Arms, public affairs official with...   (Associated Press)

Though Colorado church gunman Matthew Murray was shot by a security guard, the wound that killed him was self-inflicted, reports the Los Angeles Times. Murray shot himself after he was wounded by the volunteer guard who opened fire when Murray burst into the church with three guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Murray killed a total of four people at the church and in an attack earlier that day at a missionary center. Violent online comments by Murray surfaced yesterday as autopsy results were released. "All you Christians made me this way. I'm just so full of hate now and I love it," wrote Murray under his web name "nghtmrchild26." He's believed to have posted the comments between attacks. (Read more Matthew Murray stories.)

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