Shooter at Joel Osteen’s Houston Church had ‘Free Palestine’ on Gun

by Mary Chastain at

Sources told KHOU that the woman who opened fire at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, was Genesse Ivonne Moreno.

CNN reported that federal law enforcement said the woman’s gun had ‘Free Palestine’ on it.

The network buried it in the story.

Off-duty cops shot and killed Moreno. She had a child with her, who is in critical condition.

Another portion buried in the news? Moreno also went under the name Jeffrey.

From KHOU (emphasis mine):

[Houston Police Chief Troy] Finner said before Moreno died, she mentioned she had a bomb. Finner said a bomb squad searched the church and the vehicle and backpack and found no evidence of explosives.

Finner also said Moreno sprayed a substance on the ground. He said investigators weren’t sure what it was.

Moreno had a criminal history dating back to 2005, and previously identified as Jeffery Escalante, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety records search. Prior arrests include failure to stop and give information, assault of a public servant, assault causing bodily injury, forgery, possession of marijuana, theft, evading arrest unlawful carrying weapon.