So sad to report another tragedy that happened in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday. When church isn’t even a safe place….Lord help us. Floyd Palmer, a former church maintenance employee, calmly walked into the World Changers Church at 10:30am on Wednesday morning and shot 39 year old Greg McDowell at point blank range and then walked out of the church and drove off. McDowell was leading a prayer group of approximately 25 church members at the time. McDowell wad pronounced deceased at the hospital. Yesterday, evening the suspect, Floyd Palmer was arrested. Here is the story according to EURweb:
The suspected gunman connected with the fatal shooting at Creflo Dollar’s World Changers Church International in College Park has been arrested
Floyd Palmer, 52, was arrested at Lenox Square in Buckhead just before 4 p.m., according to the U.S. Marshall’s Service, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Palmer was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Greg McDowell, 39, at the megachurch founded by televangelist Creflo Dollar. Dollar was not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to police.
Police identified McDowell as a member and volunteer prayer leader at the church.
Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said Palmer, a former employee who resigned in August, “walked calmly into the church and left just as calmly,” after the shooting. Police said the suspect left the scene in a black Subaru station wagon.
Police said McDowell was shot around 10:30 a.m. and later died. Lester said it was not yet clear whether McDowell was targeted by the shooter or shot randomly. Lester said the victim was leading prayer at the time of the shooting in the chapel where 20 to 25 people were gathered. Lester said police were in the process of interviewing witnesses and watching the church’s surveillance videos.
Read/learn more at AJC.com.
Watch this video report from WSB TV for more background info on the shooting.
Our prayers go out to the victims family and the church members who witnessed this violent crime. May God Bless Us All.
Source: EURweb, WSB TV