DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a pastor who shot and killed a man who tried to attack him during a service at his storefront church has been released without charge.
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Officer Keisha Beasley-Dorsey said Monday that the 36-year-old pastor, whom authorities aren’t identifying, was released Sunday after the shooting at the small church on the city’s northwest side. Beasley-Dorsey says no charging decision has been made and declined to discuss case details while the investigation continues.
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Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt told reporters Sunday that the shooting happened during the afternoon service at the City of God church. He says the pastor and 25-year-old man had prior “issues.”
Dolunt says the man threatened the pastor with a brick. The pastor shot him several times with a pistol. The man died at a hospital.