A pastor was shot dead and two others were injured in a Texas church shooting on Sunday.

Iran PressAmerica: The pastor was killed with his own gun after the suspect disarmed him and shot him, authorities said.

Mytrez Deunte Woolen, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of capital murder, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said Sunday evening, according to The New York times.

The shooting, at Starrville Methodist Church, about 100 miles east of Dallas, occurred just after 9 a.m. when only about four people were in the church, authorities said.

The Rev. Mark Allen McWilliams, 62, of Frankston found Woolen hiding in a bathroom stall and drew his weapon, Smith told reporters. The pastor ordered the man to get on the ground, but when McWilliams began speaking with his wife, Woolen lunged at him, disarming him and shooting him, Smith said.

Two other people sustained injuries that weren’t life-threatening: An unnamed victim was shot, and the pastor’s wife fell during the shooting.

Woolen fled in the pastor’s truck with the church’s red bank bag, Smith said. Law enforcement officers located the car using GPS tracking and detained Woolen, who also had a gunshot wound.


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