Emergency crews surround a church just southeast of Birmingham, Alabama after a report of a shooting on June 16, 2022. (WBRC)VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A third elderly church member who was shot when a man pulled out a handgun during a potluck dinner has died, police said Friday. Law enforcement said the 71-year-old church shooting suspect attended services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, where the shooting occurred. Police in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, arrested the suspect, still unnamed by police, on Thursday night, Police Captain Shane Ware said. Ware said prosecutors were preparing warrants to charge him with capital murder.The investigation indicates the man pulled a gun and opened fire during a potluck dinner attended by other church members.
He killed an 84-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman, and left another woman wounded before a person in the room restrained the gunman. That woman died Friday.Police responded to reports of a shooting at 6:22 p.m. CDT at the St.
Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.Police surround a church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama after a report of an active shooter incident on June 16, 2022. (WBRC)Police found three people shot. Police said 84-year-old Walter Rainey was dead at the church and 75-year-old Sarah Yeager died at a hospital.