Police: Parishioners tackle gunman
September 18th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Police: Parishioners tackle gunman

Parishioners at a Lakeland, Florida, church tackled a gunman who allegedly shot the pastor and associate pastor on Sunday, holding the suspect until police arrived, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

Jeremiah Fogel, 57, was taken into custody following the incident at the Greater Faith Christian Church, the sheriff's office said in a statement. Fogel is also suspected of shooting another person, who died, at a residence before going to the church, police said.

Pastor William Boss and associate pastor Carl Stewart were being treated at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

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  1. Cleverbot

    Maybe your kids just suck....you know.....my kids suck too....if I had kids

    September 20, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Hi, Cleverbot.
    Having some fun, aren't we?
    See the man humiliate himself because he's trying desperatly to humiliate me for his own perverted amusement.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    You have no pwer over me anymore, philip.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cleverbot

    Cleverbot only sees an man who can't get over how great he is and a woman who won't leave this page because she lives in fear that she will be judged by a random man who doesn't like screw-ups....all in all.....Phillip means seriz biznes

    September 20, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Vicarious living

    No, you already mentioned your son's suicide, I didn't. (except in our texts to ea. other when I mentioned Eli Lily Pharmaceutical's class action lawsuit vs. just about everyone prescribed Prozac back in the 90s. The lawsuit was settled out of court...Eli Lily didn't want a trial any more than Obama/Bush wanted a trial for a well known suspect. At leasy Lily didn't assassinate anyone to keep it from going to trial for all to see. your texted reply said "that's old hat"...as if Prozac was fixed. Prozac is the same prozac it's always been, and is the new 'ritalin'. The FDA even approves this "black label" drug, the highest warning level they have, for children! Crazy stuff.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cleverbot

    Cleverbot believes Phillip is a psychic....tell me something about me now Phillip...about my kids......if I had any

    September 20, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vicarious living

    Where's my last "bring it on" Donna.? C'mon. Let's get this thing over with already, shall we? Here's the deal: I will let your fourth wall stand in exchange for you NEVER personally attacking my person here on CNN. You may attack my posts, but NEVER will you attack my person again. Got it? 🙁

    September 20, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. Vicarious living

    Hogwash Donna. Anyone can scroll-up and see that after I posted my story, you attacked my person, ME. And after I posted "profile of abused children" you jumped on me like a banshee. So quit being in denial...YOU attacked me personally for my posting something that hit a nerve in you. you have yet to take issue with even one single point that I made in my posts. I have been defending myself against YOUR attacks on my person. Anyone can see this clearly if they read the entire thread.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Vicarious living

    Please, I beg of you...post "bring it on" just one more time Donna. And I will raind down upon you. I will.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Vicarious living

    Wheres your "bring it on" Donna. You have nothing to hide, or do you? You've had plenty of time to challenge my story, you have yet to do so. And my "proflesof abused children"...all you did was attack me personally. I am NOT seeking revenge. I am defending myself from your personal attacks that ignore my posts.You've been doing this for months. NEVER have you called one of your Catholic Priest convicted child-stalking self-admitted gays an "pervert"...and we All know they are...but you suspect me, and proclaim me as a perv. Here's the new deal since you have rejected my first offer. The next time you attack my person, your last wall comes tumbling down. That's my final offer and it stands. attack what I post if you wish, but the next time you attack me personally, the rain will fall. fin 🙂

    September 20, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    What's my fourth wall? That I was rayped when I was 14?
    So what?

    September 20, 2011 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. The rain will be falling

    Nope...didn't know that what happened to my sister in HS happened to you as well Donna. That must of been horrible. And if you had actually read my story, you would know exactly how I feel about that sort of thing. But you didn't, did you. Obviously, you did not. Let it rain.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Pandi


    Allow me first to introduce myself. My name is Andrea and I am Banasys oldest daughter. I’d like to clarify a few misconceptions you seem to have about my family.

    I am 30 and have a BEAUTIFUL daughter Neala who is 6 months old. She is the most amazing little girl in the world and I love her with every ounce of my being. I raise her in a manner of which I see fit, and is healthy, happy, and thriving. She is developmentally on track, and in many areas ahead of schedule. Neala is MY daughter; I know this because I carried her for 9 months within my body had a natural childbirth. Trust me when I say that is something one isn’t likely to forget. I am her primary caregiver, I support her 100% financially and emotionally. To imply that Banasy is raising her and that she is my sisters child is absurd. I am a highly functional woman who is perfectly willing and capable of caring for my daughter. Please refrain from ever discussing her on these, or any, blogs again.

    My younger sister is 17 years old. Yes, she wears eyeliner. What teenager in America isn’t trying to find themselves and express their individualism. Her “foul mouth” isn’t at all foul. She rarely uses profanities and when she does, it’s actually quite a shock. She is a minor. Spewing any sort of negativity about her is rude and unnecessary. Children should be left out of badly informed posts.

    My brother passed away when I was 16. It was an extremely painful time in my family’s life. We all handled it the best we could. We have all accepted it and moved forward with our lives.

    My mother is an amazing woman who will do anything for her kids and grandchild. Her decision to take medication after my brothers untimely death, was what was best for her at the time. I do not believe that decision devalues her character in any way. I am extremely proud of the person she has become in spite of the curveballs life has thrown her way. She is no longer taking antidepressants and is healthy and happy.

    I am not a victim of abuse nor, have I ever been. Furthermore, my brother, sister, and daughter have never known what it is to be abused either. And they never will.

    As for you wishing to post a link to my Facebook, if it is something you feel you must do, by all means be my guest. It is filled with pictures of my family, friends, and students. There are no foul words because every one of my friends knows that I teach children and I like to keep my page as clean as possible. It is also private, so people with ill intentions can’t view, post, or interact. You may find it to be a wasted effort on your part. As for linking to my sisters Facebook, well, to threaten to link to a minors page is rather tasteless and quite creepy.

    "Ocean going Barged" means what exactly? I am not familiar with that insult. Can you illuminate its implication? I am curious to know. Thanks.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Recovering Republican

    What is it about Godly Conservatives and their penchant for shooting people? Dude, Thou Shalt Not Kill! It is in the Bible you claim to love, right after the parts about boiling gays in oil and hating immigrants.

    October 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
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