HOUSTON – The woman accused of opening fire inside Lakewood Church in Houston has been identified as Genesse Ivonne Moreno, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The woman was killed and two other people – including a young child – were injured in Sunday’s shooting.
Moreno was also identified as female but has a criminal history under the name of Jeffrey Escalante.
According to Moreno’s criminal history, she had several run-ins with law enforcement beginning in 2005. Moreno’s criminal history is linked below in a PDF:
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Police said a woman – armed with a long rifle and accompanied by a seven-year-old child – entered the building just before 2 p.m. and began shooting.
Two off-duty law enforcement officers attacked the woman and shot her, police said. The child who was with the woman was shot and taken to Texas Children’s Hospital in critical condition. A 57-year-old man was also shot in the leg and is said to be in stable condition.
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Police said the woman also said she had a bomb, but no explosive was found. Police say she also spilled some sort of substance on the ground. HAZMAT teams were called to the scene, along with decontamination units, and had no issues with the community or location.
On Monday, Montgomery County deputies, the FBI and other agencies executed a search warrant on a home linked to the Moreno’s at 9770 Gulfstream, Conroe, TX 77303. The warrant allowed authorities to search the two-story home as well as an attached garage. , and a dark-colored sedan belonging to Moreno.
Authorities say evidence related to the shooting was likely found in her home or vehicle. No information was provided about the items found in her home.