Family members mourn man shot at megachurch - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Family members mourn man shot at megachurch

Posted: Updated:
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Family members are mourning a man shot and killed in at World Changers International Church on Wednesday.

Police say that Floyd Palmer shot and killed Greg McDowell as he led prayer service on Wednesday morning.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE SCENE

A victims rights advocate escorted McDowell's family members out of Fulton County Jail on Thursday. They had hoped to see Palmer in person, but the suspect waived his first court appearance.

"Mr. McDowell was a very loving person, extremely loving, and was a saved, God-fearing Christian man," said Sunshine Lewis of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

 Family members have surrounded McDowell's wife and two children for comfort. McDowell was not only a member, but worked at the church. Several members of the megachurch said the 39-year-old victim was a strong man of faith, who often arrived early and was last to leave.  

The man accused of killing McDowell was also a former church employee. Palmer resigned his post at the south Fulton County church earlier this year.
       
In a church service streamed over the internet Wednesday night, founder and pastor Creflo Dollar talked about McDowell 's faith.

"We didn't lose a friend, we didn't lose a brother…I know exactly where he is," said Dollar.

Police say Palmer and McDowell knew each other, but investigators have not determined a motive in the shooting yet.

McDowell's family told FOX 5 that they are not ready to comment on the shooting.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Woman missing from health care facility

    Woman missing from health care facility

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:29:43 GMT
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices