Pastor Shoots Attacker Inside Church

Benjamin Parangan, a maintenance man at Osceola, Florida’s Living Water Fellowship, drew a gun and shot at Pastor Terry Howell on Friday. He missed, and Howell responded by drawing his own gun, shooting and critically wounding the maintenance man.

According to News 13, a meeting was being held to “fire” Parangan when he drew his gun “and fired multiple shots.” Unscathed, Howell drew his own gun “and fired back.” Police said the attack and Howell’s response were witnessed by “several church employees,” all of whom gave the same account of the things that happened.

While the investigation into the incident is going, criminal charges are pending against Parangan. Howell’s actions are being treated as self-defense.

Living Water Fellowship released a statement saying they are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation and “will not be making any public statements” until the investigation is complete.

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