Deacon Accused Of Shooting Pastor During Service

Source:  Gillian Mohney / ABC News

A Louisiana church deacon has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot the church pastor twice while he was preaching to his congregation.

Ronald J. Harris Sr. a pastor for the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center, was killed during a Friday night revival service in front of more than 60 congregants, including his wife.

According to police, Woodrow Karey entered the church during the service and initially shot Harris with a shotgun. After striking Harris, Karey shot him again at close range before fleeing.

Kim Myers, the public information officer for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Karey fled on foot to the end of the street and then called the sheriff’s department to turn himself in.

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