BREAKING NEWS: Preacher GUNNED Down In Pulpit
Officers and paramedics were called to St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio this morning. There was a report that shots had been fired.
Squad cars blocked off access to the church via Nancy Avenue and Keturah Drive while they investigated.
Members of the church were questioned by authorities and reporters. Witnesses stated that a man walked in and opened fire on the congregation’s preacher.
Just before 1:30 PM law enforcement officers led a suspect in handcuffs out of the building. The man was placed into the back of a police car.
Officials have confirmed that the preacher was the victim of a homicide. He died on the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained during the incident.
Crime scene tape was erected, barring the public from the property until the investigation is complete.
According to those present, the shooting took place at the pulpit while the choir was performing a song.
The victim has been identified as 70 year old William Schooler. The preacher’s body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office following the incident.
Moreland and other leaders have planned a press conference for later today.