Coroner: Police kill gunman at Mississippi church

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JACKSON, Miss. Authorities say police fatally shot a Mississippi man after they were called to a church because of a dispute over the firing of a pastor.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says police were called to the Asia Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

Strain says 26-year-old Cacedrick White arrived with a shotgun and fired it once in the parking lot. That's when a Lexington police officer fired back multiple times, wounding White. He died at a hospital.

White is the son of a church deacon. Authorities say the deacons tried to fire the pastor, but the pastor was trying to get the entire congregation to take a vote Sunday.

Strain says no one else was injured or arrested.

Lexington is about 55 miles north of Jackson.

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