Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt indicated this was not the first run-in between the pastor and the victim:
“The pastor had had issues with the man before,” Dolunt said. “He had been threatening him to do bodily harm. He walked into the service and went after the pastor with a brick. The pastor pulled out his Glock and fired several shots. I think he hit him 4 or 5 times, and the man died.”
The pastor was taken into custody for questioning, and Dolunt says the incident is “still under investigation.” Prosecutors will review the details of the case to determine whether the shooting is deemed justified.