Saturday, September 28, 2013

LATEST UPDATE Shoter's wife filed rape charge against Pastor Louisiana Pastor Ronald J. Harris shot, killed during church service at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center

                  Shooter Woodrow Karey

LATEST UPDATE Allegations of sexual relation between shooter's wife and pastor under investigation here

This is a very shocking thing to see at a church service! 

UPDATE- 9/29 According to ABC News Woodrow Karey was a Deacon.  It's not clear if he was a Deacon of the same church and a motive has not yet been reported.   

UPDATE -9/30 

According to the Christian Post
“Karey is a former deacon at the church and reportedly left the church four years ago.”

KPLC TV reports a pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu.

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles.
Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was shot "as he was preaching."

Woodrow Karey, 53, of Lake Charles, is accused of walking into the church and shooting Harris.

Myers said Harris, of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. to right)

Karey fled on foot, Myers said, but called the Sheriff's Office and surrendered without incident. 

A Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report indicates his location of arrest was Opelousas Street/Deshotel Lane.

Karey was booked on a second-degree murder charge.

Authorities say the motive for the shooting is unknown and that the investigation continues.

According to Calcasieu Parish Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory, there were 65 witnesses inside the church at the time of the shooting, including the victim's wife.
"At this point, we're just trying to piece together as much information as we can," said Guillory. "And find out what the cause of this was."

Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was inside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles at about 8:20 p.m. Authorities said Woodrow Karey, 53, walked into the building with a shotgun and opened fire. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and Karey fled, authorities said.

A gunman walked into a Louisiana nighttime revival service Friday night and opened fire on a pastor while he was preaching in front of about 60 people and then, after the pastor fell, stood over him and fired at least one more round in front of the terrified congregation, authorities told 

News One Pastor was shot in the back Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. daughter interview - Columbia, South Carolina |


  1. very sad for this to happened, my thoughts and prayers are with the Pastor's family, found more info and a few photos of this Woodrow Karey here

  2. Someone shoot the audio guy for making her voice in mono. smh


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