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Sunday 4 December 2016

Ohio pastor 'shot dead by his brother' at church

Published 29/02/2016 | 02:11

Pastor William Schooler was shot dead in his church office
Pastor William Schooler was shot dead in his church office

The brother of an Ohio pastor has been accused of shooting dead the clergyman at his church.

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Police in Dayton said William Schooler, 70, was gunned down at around 12.30pm in his office at St Peter's Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

His brother Daniel Schooler, 68, is in custody and will be charged with murder on Monday.

Police said the pastor was the only intended victim of the shooting.

Besides being pastor at the church, Mr Schooler was a former interim president of the Dayton school board and current president of the local Baptist ministers union.

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