Police: Shooter angry about new church

May 26, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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STANTON, Del., May 26 (UPI) -- Police said a man who shot and killed another man at a church fundraiser in Stanton, Del., was upset about plans for a new church.

Delaware State Police said Monir George, 58, entered a fundraiser for the St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Delaware at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana and shot Malak Michael, 63, The (Wilmington-New Castle, Del.) News Journal reported Monday.

State police Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said George "had some differences with the church, its policies/doctrine and the building of the new facility. It were these differences which led him to the shooting."

George, who police said fired three shots before he was subdued, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of firearms while committing a felony. He was being held Monday without bail at the Young Correctional Institution.

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