LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – A pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu Parish.
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles.
Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was shot "as he was preaching."
Woodrow Karey Jr., 53, of Lake Charles, is accused of walking into the church and shooting Harris.
Myers said Harris, of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Myers said Karey shot Harris with a shotgun twice, once when he walked into the church and a second time when Harris fell to the floor. Myers said Karey walked up to him and shot him at close range.
Karey fled on foot, Myers said, but called the Sheriff's Office and surrendered without incident.
A Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report indicates his location of arrest was Opelousas Street/Deshotel Lane.
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