Ohio Pastor Shot Dead in Church; Brother Arrested in Slaying

The Rev. William Schooler had just left the pulpit at the St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton and was in his office when, police believe, his younger brother shot and killed him Sunday.

The Rev. William Schooler
The Rev. William Schooler WDTN screenshot

Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, as the St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church choir was singing, the Rev. William Schooler’s younger brother walked into his office and shot and killed him, police believe.

According to WDTN, police arrested Daniel Gregory Schooler, who is now being held at the Montgomery County Jail, where he is expected to be charged with murder Monday in the death of his 70-year-old brother.

Witnesses told the news station that the shooting occurred shortly after the pastor left the pulpit and went to his office. The shots sent the congregation of about 20 running for cover.  

The Rev. Schooler, who once served as a member of the Dayton Public School Board of Education, was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy was scheduled for Monday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, WDTN reports.

Read more at WDTN.

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