Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. Shot and Killed During Service

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Woodrow Karey

Update: The wife of the alleged shooter had accused the pastor of rape two days before the murder according to the Washington Post.

Pray for the family and friends of Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. of Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles as well as his alleged murderer and his family. He was shot twice and killed in the middle of a service in front of 65 people. There is no known motive at this time. The man who shot him, Woodrow Karey, fled but later called the sheriff’s office and surrendered.

A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service and a suspect has been arrested, law enforcement officials said Saturday.

The shooting at about 8:20 p.m. Friday was at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Saturday. Sixty-five people were inside at the time, including the victim’s wife, said Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory.

Deputies have no information on a motive or on whether the preacher and suspect knew each other, Myers said.

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