DETROIT, MICHIGAN — A pastor was attacked by a man with a brick about 15 minutes into a Sunday church service, and the pastor pulled out his Glock and fired several shots.
The attacker died at the scene from the gunshot wounds.
“The pastor had had issues with the man before,” [Assistant Chief Steve] 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 four or five times, and the man died.”
The pastor went downtown to speak with police after the incident and was cooperating with them. At this time, no charges have been filed as this seems to be a case of self-defense.
The attacker, however, ranted on Facebook weeks earlier that the pastor was responsible for getting his wife pregnant. Sources say detectives are investigating the possible love triangle.
In any event, the pastor acted against a threat to his life. Had he not been carrying his firearm, he may have fallen victim to his attacker.