Lake Charles Pastor Ronald Harris Sr. Killed During Church Service, Woodrow Karey Arrested

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Lake Charles Pastor Ronald Harris Sr. Killed During Church Service, Woodrow Karey Arrested (Photo credit: CPSO)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Pastor Ronald Harris Sr. was shot and killed Friday night as he preached at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, La. Woodrow Karey, 53, was arrested for the pastor’s murder. He allegedly walked into the church and shot Pastor Harris about 8: 20 p.m.

Pastor Ronald Harris, of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodrow Karey was charged with second-degree murder. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has not released a motive for the shooting. The investigation continues. There were 65 people inside the church at the time of the shooting, including Pastor Ronald Harris’ wife.

[UPDATE #1 09/30/13]:  The sheriff’s office reported today that Woodrow Karey shot Pastor Ronald Harris Sr., after his wife filed rape charges against the pastor. Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Karey’s wife and the pastor exchanged text messages, but it’s not clear if a sexual assault took place.

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 Lake Charles Pastor Ronald Harris Sr. Killed During Church Service, Woodrow Karey Arrested
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