A former employee of televangelist Creflo Dollar’s Atlanta-area megachurch is suspected of fatally shooting one of the church’s volunteer staff members as the volunteer was leading a prayer service there Wednesday morning, which was being held at World Changes Church International. Police say suspect Floyd Palmer, 52, is in custody. Below is a timeline of events. May we keep them all in prayer.
4:30 The suspect, Floyd Palmer, 52, was arrested at Lenox Mall in Buckhead Wednesday afternoon. Palmer worked at World Changers until August, authorities said.
At 12:39 p.m. The man who died was a volunteer staff member who was leading a prayer service for about 20 people at the church when he was shot, and investigators believe the gunman was a former church member and facilities maintenance employee, police said.
Police said the victim Greg McDowell, 39. A police spokeswoman said she didn’t know whether the victim was targeted specifically, and she didn’t know whether Palmer knew the victim.
Police, citing witnesses, said Palmer entered the church calmly, shot the victim, and calmly left the building.