Man Shoots Two in Church After Nearby Killing, Cops Say

Sep 18, 2011 1:14pm

Parishioners in a Florida church tackled a man who had walked in and shot the pastor and associate pastor after apparently killing another person in a home a short distance away, Polk County police said.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told ABC affiliate WFTS-TV in Orlando that Jeremiah Fogale, 57, was taken in to custody after the horrified parishioners wrestled him to the ground.

Greater Faith Christian Church Pastor William Boss and Associate Pastor Carl Stewart were being treated for their wounds at Lakeland Regional Medical Center for their injuries.

Police declined to identified the person killed in the shooting, saying next of kin confirmation had not yet been made.  They said only that the person was shot at a home near the church.

According to the initial witness reports, Fogel ran through the front door of the church shortly before 10 a.m. today and shot the both the pastor and associate pastor, police said.  Parishioners in the church tackled Fogel and held him until law enforcement responded and took him into custody.  No other members of the church were injured.

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