Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
According to authorities, the pastor of the City of God Church in Detroit reportedly shot and killed a man during the afternoon service Oct. 18, 2015. 

A Detroit pastor pulled out a Glock handgun during the 1:30 p.m. Sunday service and fatally shot a man who was reportedly trying to attack him, authorities say.

"The pastor had had issues with the man before," Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt told the Detroit News. "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 of the City of God Church, who was not identified in the report, was questioned and released by police, who told the newspaper that evidence will be collected and a warrant request given to prosecutors, who will decide whether the shooting was justified, the Detroit News reports.

"We're not sure, at this point, whether the man had mental problems or what," Dolunt said. "It's still under investigation."

Read more at the Detroit News

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