The megachurch gunman, Floyd Palmer, had been scheduled to appear in court at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 25, at the Fulton County jail to hear the charges that are against him in the Creflo Dollar Church shooting, but he declined to appear.
Floyd Palmer, 52-years old, faces homicide murder, felony murder, aggravated assault murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in the shooting death of 39-year-old Greg McDowell. Palmer’s preliminary hearing is 9 AM on November 8. Meanwhile, he will remain in jail. Police will be searching through his apartment in Clayton County in that time as well.
On Wednesday afternoon, Floyd Palmer was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of Greg McDowell at the College Park church founded by televangelist Creflo Dollar.
During the Wednesday morning service at Creflo Dollar Church, Floyd Palmer, a former employee of World Changers Church International in College Park, Georgia, opened fire.
“He walked in calmly, opened fire, and left as calmly,” Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester said.
The church’s well-known founder and leader, the Rev. Creflo Dollar, was not there at the time.
He had resigned from the church in August for personal reasons and had been charged with attempted murder in the past. In 2004 he pleaded guilty to assault charges and was deemed “not criminally responsible” and was committed, according to Maryland court records. Other records indicate that shooting occurred in 2001.
When Creflo Dollar heard about the church shooting, he instantly went to his social networks and said, “World Changers – Thank you for your prayers and support. Please note Wednesday Night Bible Study will take place tonight in the Dome, NY and all Satellite Churches. Join us with your entire family at 7pm EST. Again, we WILL have service tonight in the Dome. God Bless You and we look forward to seeing you there.”
On Wednesday night, Creflo Dollar, pastor of World Changers Church International in Georgia, addressed his congregation that he learned about the shooting while he was in his morning briefing. “While I was in my morning briefing, I got a report that some shoots took place over here in the chapel. So we were concerned, naturally, and we dispersed and everyone went into action,” Dollar shared. “And we discovered that one of our very faithful, loving, kind servant… a gentleman, who serves our ministry on Wednesdays and Fridays and opens the door for my mother and for many of you, walked in on Wednesday this morning and – as his duties are on every Wednesday, making sure things are in place – but this Wednesday, as another very dear friend of ours, an employee of the church, a friend of the ministry, was doing corporate prayer and, while he was praying, he was shot several times and fell dead as he was leading corporate prayer.”
He added, “I guess many people say ‘what was that?’ because we work so hard to try to be prepared for the evil that comes from the outside in, and we work so hard to be prepared for the challenges that come from the outside in. But sometimes you have to be careful because you can be clipped by something from the inside, from behind. That’s what happened today.”
WCCI was founded by Dollar in 1986 and the nondenominational Christian church is home to about 30,000 members.
Creflo Dollar Church Address
Creflo Dollar addressed his congregation that he learned about the shooting while he was in his morning briefing. ”If you had one more day on the planet, what would you do differently?”
A shooting at the World Changers Church International in Georgia Wednesday morning resulted in the death of a minister.
Shooting at Creflo Dollar’s World Changers Church International
(World Changers International) Authorities in Georgia say at least one person was injured Wednesday morning when a man dressed in a suit opened fire inside a church in Fulton County, Ga.
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