Government official shoots and kills preacher’s son-in-law during altercation in the middle of church

Details are thin, but there’s a bizarre and tragic story coming out of Ripley, Mississippi this weekend.

According to local news reports, an altercation took place as a church congregation gathered to worship this Sunday morning at the West Ripley Church of Christ, which left the preacher’s son-in-law dead after he taken down by a government official’s bullet.

From WREG:

Police have not released details on the shooting but WREG was told the preacher’s son-in-law attacked Constable Keith Bullock during the service, leading Bullock to respond by shooting him.

Word has ripped through this small town. Numerous members of the community said that Bullock is well respected and someone that other people look up to.

Bullock just ran unopposed in the primary for Tippah County constable just last week.

The Daily Journal reports that the victim was 57-year-old Patrick Sanders.

Featured image via screen grab/WREG

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