1 dead in shooting at Methodist church in Texas

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Jan. 4

6:21 a.m. | The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Mytrez Deunte Woolen of Marshall, Texas. He is accused of shooting Pastor Mark Allen McWilliams, 62, with McWilliams’ gun.

Jan. 3

7:00 p.m. | The male suspect stole the pastor’s vehicle and fled east before being arrested by deputies in nearby Harrison County, Smith said. He said the man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon with gunshot wounds to his hand, but that it’s unclear when he was shot.

2:30 p.m. | A pastor at the church was killed after pulling a gun on a suspect who had been hiding out in the church, a local sheriff said. No church services were happening at the time.

12:30 p.m. | A Sunday shooting in Starrville, Texas has left one dead and injured others, according to Larry Christian with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. Governor Abbott offered condolences to victim’s families and loved ones in a statement. No further details on the shooting have been released by Smith County law enforcement.