A man with a brick in hand attempted to attack a pastor Sunday in Detroit, Mich., only to be stopped by the pastor’s Glock handgun.
The assailant had previous issues with the pastor, The Detroit News reports.
“He had been threatening him to do bodily harm,” Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt said. “He walked into the service and went after the pastor with a brick. The pastor pulled out his Glock and fired several shots. I think he hit him 4 or 5 times, and the man died.”
The incident occurred at the City of God Ministries 15 minutes into its 1:30 afternoon service. The pastor at the church is Keon Allison.
Allison was taken into questioning by the police, and now the prosecutors will decide whether the shooting was justified. The police are still investigating and are unsure whether the man had mental problems.
“(Church) is a haven of rest and safety… when you cannot be safe in God’s place of worship, where can you be safe,”said Detroit City Councilmen and A.M.E Church pastor Andre Spivey.