Shot: 26-year-old Cacedrick White was shot and killed when he showed up to his church armed with a shot gun
Pastor Voted Out But Refused To Leave
Leads To Church Shootings!
PimpPreacher.com Oxford MS Bureau 06/25/2013
What happens when a Pastor is voted out by the congregation but he refuses to leave? Well if you’re a member of Asia Baptist Church in Lexington you could find yourself in an all-out shootout. This pass Sunday after a vote on the Pastor was concluded and argument ensued that left the son of one of the Deacons dead. Cedric White (26 years old) was shoot and killed by police after refusing drop his shotgun.
As reported by CBS News Channel 12
According to the MBI, a fight broke out between the pastor, his family and church members. Police were called.
After Lexington Police arrived on the scene, shots were fired. The only information MBI officials will confirm about the shooting is a Lexington Police Officer pulled the trigger, and 26-year-old Cedric White died.
Riled up: White's father was a deacon at the Asia Missionary Baptist Church, and was in the church when the congregation got in a fight about whether or not to retain their current pastor
We talked with White's mother and father. They witnessed the shooting and share their feelings with News Channel 12 tonight at 10:00.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is currently on the scene of a church shooting in the city of Lexington in Holmes County.
MBI officials tell us around 12:15 Sunday afternoon, a Lexington police officer was involved in a shooting at a church. MBI's crime scene unit and other investigators remain on the scene gathering information.
MBI would not confirm at which church the shooting happened, nor would they confirm the condition of the person who was shot.
At Pimppreacher.com we are starting to see more intense confrontations involving voted out Pastors and Deacon Boards. Will continue to flow this story and post update regarding the successful removal of this Pastor.
Protector: Police think White got upset after receiving a call about the church argument. White's father believes his son was just trying to protect him
Deacon's son killed by cops for shooting shotgun in church parking lot in a dispute about the firing of a pastor
- Police responded to calls about an argument that broke out at the Asia Missionary Baptist Church
- Cacedrick White, 26, showed up at the back door of the church with a shot gun and refused to put it down
- White shot off one shot, and police responded with three shots
- White was taken to the hospital where he later died
- The police officer who shot white is on administrative leave, and the incident under investigation
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The son of a deacon was fatally shot Sunday morning by police after congregation members got riled up at a meeting.
Police were called to the Asia Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, Mississippi mid-day Sunday after a congregation meeting turned violent.
They were already at the church when 26-year-old Cacedrick White showed up, armed.
'What happened was a bunch of the pastor's family showed up and there was a whole bunch of yelling and hollering,' Warren Strain, Bureau of Investigation spokesman told the AP.
Holmes County Sheriff's Office Capt. Sam Chambers believes that White showed up after getting a call about the fight, and got upset since both of his parents were in the church at the time.
Police encountered White at the backdoor of the church with a shotgun.
According to Strain, White was told to put down the fun and he refused - shooting off one shot.
That's what prompted the three retaliating shots from police.
Ada White, Cacedrick's mother, described the scene to WAPT: 'And they were shooting, and they were shooting, and the next thing I knew, my son was laying on the ground. And I told them, I said, "Ya'll have shot my son."' White's father believes his son was just trying to protect him.
Lexington Police Chief Martin Roby says the incident was very much out of the ordinary.
'Our churches are usually pretty peaceful. We don't have a lot of calls like that.'
The police officer who shot White has been put on administrative leave. MBI and the Holmes County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting.