Monday, February 29, 2016

Ohio Pastor Shot Dead at Church, and His Brother Has Been Arrested

Suspect: Daniel Gregory Schooler

A pastor was shot and killed in the pulpit during a Sunday church service, police have said.

The Rev. William Schooler were gunned down in front of more than 20 parishioners at St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Witnesses said the shooter was sitting in a pew and opened fire as the pastor stepped into the pulpit.

A man who witnesses identified as the pastor’s brother was taken into custody, reports the WHIO.

“I just got everybody out of the church and we just kept hearing shooting and shooting,” said Alberta Blayth of Dayton.
Scene: St Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio

The church member said she saw the accused shooter, the pastor’s 68-year-old brother Daniel Schooler.

The shooting happened while the choir was singing, witnesses told CNN affiliate WDTN. About 20 people were inside the church at the time, the CNN affiliate reported.

The congregation fled the scene at around 12.30pm local time (5.30pm UK time).

A Schooler family member said Daniel Schooler struggled with mental illness.

"Bipolar, schizophrenic. He had a lot of things going on he was dealing with," said Joyce Napier, niece of the pastor and suspect.

"I don’t think he woke up this morning and said 'I want to kill my brother'. I just think the mental state and illness goes together and that’s what evil does.


  1. It's a pity that people don't have the fear of God anymore. Imagine killing a pastor on the pulpit! May his soul rest in peace

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  3. this is sad!.. why would someone kill his own brother!... a man of God at that?....

  4. All this American people with the way they use their guns

  5. People no longer have feelings on human life. God please lead us well.
    Rest in peace.


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