Dallas Area Pastor Danny Kirk Was Bludgeoned With an Electric Guitar By Attacker
Report from MyFoxDFW.com
Authorities say a North Texas pastor died after a man drove his car into the church and attacked the pastor with an electric guitar.
The precise details of what happened are trickling in. A man exited the wrecked vehicle and assaulted the janitor, who was outside. The secretary locked herself in a storage closet and, according to tweets from reporters covering the story, called police.
Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis said officers arrived at the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church on Monday to find an assault in progress.
Dennis identified the pastor as the Rev. Danny Kirk, Sr. He said Kirk died at the scene.
Police used a Taser to detain the suspect, who was not identified. The suspect was found unresponsive shortly afterward and later was pronounced dead.
Dennis did not identify a motive for the attack.
Part of the suspect’s car remained inside the building. Hundreds of people were outside of the church, hugging and crying.
Forest Hill is a suburb south of Fort Worth.