Man Shot Dead at Creflo Dollar Church
(COLLEGE PARK, Ga.) -- Police in Georgia are seeking the man who allegedly shot and killed a volunteer leading a prayer Wednesday morning at the megachurch led by famed Georgia televangelist Creflo Dollar.
The shooting broke out at the World Changers Church International in the Atlanta suburb of College Park at 10:30 a.m., officials said. The victim, who had not been named, was sent to South Fulton Hospital in critical condition, but later died, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV.
Authorities identified the suspected gunman as Floyd Palmer, a 52-year-old former facilities maintenance employee at the church.
"He left as calmly as he came," Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester said.
Police said Palmer is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the suspect and victim knew each other.
Police in Fulton County are seeking a black Subaru in connection with the shooting.
The 30,000-member church was founded in 1986 by Dollar, the son of a policeman and a school cafeteria worker. It grew from a modest service with a congregation of eight people to having thousands of followers in satellite churches across the country.
Dollar, 50, was arrested this summer after police received a domestic violence call from the pastor's 15-year-old daughter. A fight over whether the daughter could attend a party turned physical, authorities said. Dollar has denied the allegations that he beat his daughter.
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