Hours before church service was set to begin, there was a shooting early Sunday morning at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church.
Charles Fisher, pastor of Greater Faith Tabernacle on Burning Bush Drive, said his wife woke him up at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, terrified by the noises she though have been gunfire.
“She woke me up and she was terrified,” he said.
Living nearby the church, Fisher said when he first went through the church looking to see if there was any evidence or indication of gunshots, he could not find anything, nor did he see anyone.
“I went throughout the church looking and couldn’t find anything and I didn’t see anybody. She calmed down and we went back to bed,” he said.
After not discovering anything unusual and seeing his wife much calmer, Fisher said they went back to bed.
Fisher said his wife arrived at the church around 7 a.m. to turn on the heater and that’s when she found what looked like sheet rock on the floor, but was actually remnants of the ceiling.
Just past the residue, Fisher said his wife discovered a bullet and a hole in the ceiling.
Some of the men from Fisher’s congregation were able to find where the bullet went through metal.
“The men went up there Sunday afternoon and they found where it had came through the metal and we’re not sure if there are any more or not,” he said.
According to Fisher, it just so happened a police officer was driving by the church after Fisher’s wife saw the material from the ceiling and had discovered the bullet.
“She flagged him down,” Fisher explained.
The officer examined the bullet and told Fisher he would file a report.
Officers, according to Fisher, will for the next two weeks be closely monitoring the church and surrounding area.
In the meantime, Fisher said he will post a “No Trespassing after 9 p.m.” sign as a preventative measure.