A church pastor was beaten to death with an electric guitar Monday after his attacker crashed a car into the wall of a North Texas church.
According to an Associated Press report, the suspect crashed a car in to the side of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, Texas at around noon on Monday. He then got out of the car and attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., chasing him into the church while a church secretary called 911. Police found the suspect beating Kirk with an electric guitar and used a taser to subdue him.
Kirk died from his injuries soon after, and the suspect was “found unresponsive shortly after being detained,” according to the AP report, which is based heavily on a statements from Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis. The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his death.
Dennis stated that it is unknown why the suspect had attacked Kirk, whether he attended the church, or whether he even knew Kirk. Forest Hill is a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas.
According to the AP, Kirk was the founding pastor of the church and had started building his congregation in a strip mall location before the church was built.