Monday, September 30, 2013

The Deacon Shot The Pastor!

Pastor Ronald Harris, Sr. was gunned down by a member of his church.

I heard about the situation and found that this tragic tale of murder happened in the house of worship.

During a church service, a deacon walked up and shot the pastor. As he fell to the ground, the deacon shoots him again. The deacon makes sure that the pastor is dead. After a short foot chase, the deacon Woodrow Karey, is booked in the lockup. Charged with second-degree murder. If found guilty of murder it's likely the gas chamber.

CNN reports that bond is set at $1 million for the Louisiana man accused of shooting and killing a church pastor as he preached in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday night.

Woodrow Karey in lockup for murder.
Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 53-year-old Woodrow Karey, a church deacon, and charged him with second-degree murder after he called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had done, sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Myers said.

Witnesses told police that Karey walked into the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center around 8:20 p.m. and shot Pastor Ronald Harris twice -- the first time as Karey entered the church and then again at close range after Harris had fallen to the floor, Myers said.

"It was just kind of chaotic. It was like everybody was everywhere," Talisha Harris, the pastor's daughter, told CNN affiliate KPLC.

During his arrest, Karey directed the deputies to two guns he had discarded in a wooded area. One of the firearms was a shotgun and the other was a pistol, police said. Police have not said which weapon was used to kill the pastor.

Karey has no known criminal history, and the motive for the killing is unknown, police said.

Calcasieu Parish Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory told CNN on Sunday morning there were 50 to 60 witnesses at the church.

Harris, who was inside the church when shots were fired, recalled the type of man her father was.

"He was a strong person, and whatever came his way, he still stood on the word of God. He stood. He never wavered," she told KPLC, struggling to hold back tears.

"My dad was a great father. He was an awesome grandfather. He was an awesome preacher-teacher. He had a big heart. He loved everybody, wanted to always help," she said.

We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Pastor Ronald Harris.

CNN reports the horrible tragedy.

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