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Danny Kirk, the founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill was inside the church this morning with his secretary and a janitor when car crashed through the side of the building.
The precise details of what happened next are trickling out. A man exited the wrecked vehicle and assaulted the janitor, who was outside. The secretary locked herself in a storage closet and, according to tweets from reporters covering the story, called police.
When officers arrived, they found the man standing over Kirk, bludgeoning him with an electric guitar. They Tased the attacker, then put him in the back of a patrol car. When officer returned after a few minutes, Kirk was no longer breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The attacker has not yet been identified, nor has his motive. The Star-Telegram is reporting that he may have been the relative of a church member.