NORRISTOWN, Pa. – A member of a suburban Philadelphia church has been charged in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services.
Mark Storms is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting at Keystone Fellowship Church in North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says the victim, 27-year-old Robert Braxton, became disruptive during services. Church officials tried to calm him. When that failed, the 46-year-old Storms showed his carry permit and asked Braxton to leave. He says Braxton punched Storms, who then fired two shots.
Steele says "it doesn't make sense to bring a gun to church."
He says more than 50 witnesses were interviewed before charges were brought.
No attorney information for Storms was available. A public phone listing for him was disconnected.