Authorities: Man shoots church pastors, kills wife

AP News
Posted: Sep 19, 2011 8:47 AM
Authorities: Man shoots church pastors, kills wife

A man who stormed into a central Florida church and shot and wounded two ministers is set to appear in court.

Jeremiah Fogle is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder after Sunday's shootings at a Lakeland church. He's also accused of killing his wife at the couple's home before he opened fire at the Greater Faith Christian Center Church.

Fogle is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

It's not known what led to the shootings. The church's pastor and associate pastor were shot from behind as they led their congregation in prayer. Both remain hospitalized.

Fogle, with a white bandage around his head, refused to speak with television reporters Sunday night as Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives led him to a patrol car.