Sep 28, 2013 12:14 AM by Release

Lake Charles Pastor Ronald Harris Murdered In Worship Center

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was called to the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel, Lake Charles, this evening in regard to a shooting.

Deputies say the investigation revealed at 8:20 p.m., Woodrow Karey, 53, 2808 Foret St., Lake Charles, walked into the church and shot Pastor Ronald J. Harris, Sr., 5387 Leah Dr., Lake Charles, as he was preaching. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say Karey fled on foot but called the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and surrendered without incident. He was placed under arrest and will be booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and will be charged with 2nd degree murder.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.



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