Church security a top priority in the wake of Charleston violence

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The murders in Charleston, South Carolina are at the forefront of many people's minds in religious circles. Suspect Dylann Roof walked into a church that had little security and welcomed him with open arms and shot nine people to death. The violence begs the question: Could this happen here? And, what […]
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Shelby police dashcam video shows Charleston shooting suspect’s arrest

Shelby police on Monday released dashcam video of the arrest of Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white man accused of killing nine African-Americans during Bible study in a Charleston church with deep roots in the black community. The video confirms the Shelby Police Department’s account that Roof surrendered meekly after he was approached by officers […]
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Church shooting site to re-open; FBI reviews manifesto

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A small group of parishioners was allowed inside the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain. Meanwhile, the FBI said it was investigating a manifesto purportedly written by the suspected gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof. The […]
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Arizona sheriff sending armed posse into black churches

PHOENIX — A sheriff on trial, accused of harassing some members of a minority community, will send armed volunteer posse members into 60 black churches Sunday in response to the racially motivated attack in South Carolina earlier this week. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who already is under federal supervision because of a ruling two […]
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Judge sets $1M bond on weapon charge; Church shooting suspect to remain in jail on murder charges

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A judge set bond at $1 million on a single weapons charge against the suspect in a shooting at a downtown Charleston church, but bond was automatically denied on nine murder charges. Dylann Roof, 21, appeared in bond court at 2:15 p.m. Friday.  Relatives and family representatives of the nine people […]
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Details into Charleston shooting suspect’s background emerge

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – There are new details emerging into what happened in the months leading up to the moment police say Dylann Roof opened fire inside a Charleston church, killing nine people. The 21-one-year-old is from the Midlands area, but Friday morning he was behind bars more than 100 miles away, facing charges in […]
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9 South Carolina Church Members Killed During Prayer Meeting

Charleston, SC - What can only be described as a vicious and detestable hate crime was committed last night in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church resulting in the murder of 9 innocent people, six women and three men. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Pastor Shot While Placing Memorial Day Flags

Hartford, CT - Pastor August Sealy of the First Church of the Nazarene was reportedly placing American flags in front of his church,  for Memorial Day, when an unknown suspect pulled up in a vehicle and shot 7 rounds at the Pastor Sealy. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Man Attacks Woman In Church Bathroom Chased By Member

Kearney, MO - A man reported to be high on methamphetamine reportedly attacked a woman in a church bathroom with a knife.  The woman fought back and wrestled with the suspect on the bathroom floor. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Police Shoot Robbery Suspect Outside Church Hall

May 18, 2015 - Harvey, IL - A man who robbed a Dollar Store fled from the scene and entered a church hall. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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