Ellicott City, MD – Police were called to St. Peters Church, were a priest and administrative assistant were found shot. Priest Mary-Marguerite Kohn, 62, was transported to a local hospital. Initial reports stated she had succumbed to her wounds, but she survived the night and died Friday afternoon.
The administrative assistant, Brenda Brewington, died at the scene of the attack. Police investigators and a SWAT team were called to the crime scene, and upon initial search of the church and surrounding wooded area, found the body of a homeless man identified as 56-year-old Douglas Franklin Jones.
Jones apparently lived in a tent near the church and was a frequent visitor to the church food bank. In recent days, he had reportedly become argumentative with members of the church, and they had asked him to leave. Police have not determined if this was the motive.
Jones reportedly died of a self inflicted guns shot wound, but authorities are unsure the time lapse between the attack and the suicide.
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