A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby’s father is in custody, authorities said.
James Junior Minter, 26, is accused of opening fire inside the Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma, Alabama. He faces three counts of attempted murder, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson told CNN.
“The mother is in critical condition. She and the baby were sent to Birmingham for medical treatment. The pastor is at a local hospital in Selma,” Jackson said.
The pastor was shot as he tried to get the gun out of the shooter’s hand, he said.
According to a statement from Selma police, Minter entered the church and sat between his child and the mother, who was his girlfriend. He started shooting soon after.
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