STORY UNFOLDS: ENRAGED Deacon Reportedly Shot Louisiana Pastor....Because Of Alleged Relationship With Wife!
In reports you've likely already seen all over the net and news this week, Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was gunned down by a former parishoner under some VERY suspicious circumstances last week. Now, find out the emerging details about the pastor and his alleged relationship with the gunman's wife inside....
Lake Charles, LA was rocked Friday evening after a murder in the pulpit. Former deacon, Woodrow Karey Jr., walked into the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center and killed Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. by shooting him twice at point blank range. All in the middle of a revival service.
Before you write this off as just complete random foolishness, the emerging backstory may shed some light on this horrible incident.
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, Woodrow shot Pastor Ronald twice (once at close range and again after the pastor was on the floor). Woodrow later fled on foot before calling the Sheriff's office and turning himself in. As it stands now, he's been booked on a second-degree murder charge and his bond is set at $1 million.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso told NBC News affiliate KPLC,
"We’re trying to put all the pieces together. I’m sure we’re going to get responses from both sides, saying that they’re both great people and it’s my understanding that Pastor Harris and Mr. Karey were great friends at some point. So, this makes it very difficult for us to get to the bottom of this if in fact people don’t come forth and tell us the truth. We’re in that process, it’s going to take a long time but that’s where we are in this investigation.”
Completely andom shootings like this rarely, if ever, happen inside the churches down south. So this begs the question of whether the cause was one of personal nature.
Of course, we want to know what the "cause" was too. Any good Southern Baptist knows that people of the curch will eventually talk. And a lot of -ish has been discussed since Sunday....
Depending on where you look, you'll naturally find a few "different" perspectives on the Pastor. His daughter, Talisha Harris, told the Associated Press, "One question I do want to ask him (Woodrow) is why. My dad had a big heart. He'd help anybody."
Well....some of the good church folks are saying the Pastor had a big sexual appetite for the women folk. Allegedly.
One source put it this way to a website reporting on the incident:
“He was sleeping with multiple women at the church parsonage, but he slept with the Deacon’s wife at the Woodrow’s house. This has been going on for a while, so it was only a matter of time before it came out. I Just didn’t think it would come out like this. If you get a man’s daughter pregnant and you sleeping with his wife – then I could see how this happened.”
Yes....you read that right. The "rumor" is the Pastor was also sleeping with the former Deacon's daughter. And she might be pregnant. But wait.....there's more.
The deacon's wife filed a rape complaint against the Pastor! And that's been proven.
The Associated Press revealed that Woodrow found some "inappropriate texts" on his wife's cellphone on Sept. 21, a few days before she filed the complaint and less than a week before the shooting. Cops plan to explore if their relationship was consensual.
This is some big ol' church mess.....we'll keep you posted as details emerge.