This Day in True Crime
9 December: the 2007 Colorado YWAM and New Life shootings
On the morning of 9 December 2007, Matthew Murray opened fire on the Youth With A Mission training center in Arvada, Colorado with a semiautomatic pistol, killing two people and injuring two others. Later that afternoon, he opened fired on the Colorado Springs New Life church with an XM15 .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a Beretta .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and a Springfield Armory 9mm semiautomatic pistol, killing two more people and injuring three more. Jeanne Assam, a member of the New Life Church’s safety team, shot and killed him at approximately 13:00, ending his violent attack.