Pastor Shoots Intruder at Baytown, Texas Church

Pastor Shoots Intruder at Baytown, Texas Church

A gun-toting preacher at a Texas church shot an alleged intruder who tried breaking into his Baytown house of worship early Tuesday, police said.

Benny Holmes, the pastor at The Church of New Beginnings, blasted the trespasser once in the shoulder after he heard a man try to break in about 6 a.m., Baytown Assistant Police Chief Roger Clifford told the Daily News.

The wounded man was rushed to the hospital. His condition was unclear, but police believe he will likely survive his injury.

t’s not the first time the leader of the Christian church has taken the law into his own hands.

Holmes made headlines last September when he caught a grandmother stealing packages from his porch and held her down at gunpoint until officers came.

The pastor, who was not harmed during Tuesday’s shooting, was alone at the church during the break-in, Clifford said.

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