A Missouri pastor known for going on social media rants against “gun-free zones” was arrested this week after he allegedly tried forcing three women to have sex with him — and shot one of them in the head after she refused.
Police say 53-year-old Thomas Bruce this week went into a Catholic Supply store, drew a gun, and forced three women working there to go with him into a back room, the USA Today reported.
After they went with them, he ordered them to “perform deviant sexual acts on him,” investigators said.
According to the police report, one of the women refused to give in to his demands, enraging Bruce who killed her with a shot to the head. This prompted the other two women to begin complying with his requests, and Bruce eventually fled the scene.
According to USA Today, Bruce’s rants about gun control had continued right up until the time he allegedly kidnapped the three women.
Just last week, for example, he called for abolishing gun-free zones on the grounds that “we should stop expecting criminals to follow the rules.”
Police arrested Bruce on Wednesday and charged him with 17 criminal counts including murder, kidnapping, multiple counts of sodomy, armed criminal action, burglary and tampering with evidence.