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Pastor charged with murder; shooting outside church
BON WIER - A Southeast Texas pastor is charged with murder Sunday.
Authorities say Reverend Luther Jones shot and killed his nephew, 34-year-old Curtis Jones at the church.
People who live in the Belgrade community near Bon Wier were in shock Sunday.
Witnesses told investigators that Curtis Jones was on his way to another church this morning.
They say Curtis Jones was flagged down by someone at the church and he pulled into the driveway of the Belgrade Baptist Church on Farm Market Road 1416.
That's when witnesses say the Pastor Jones approached the car and started shooting at his nephew.
Witness say Curtis Jones was slumped over the wheel and the car started rolling.
Neighbors say he apparently stepped on the gas pedal of his Chevrolet Suburban, and it caused the vehicle to shoot across the highway and into a field, where it hit a tree.
A family member said there was a long-standing feud between the pastor and his nephew.
A judge will arraign Pastor Jones Monday morning.
KJAS Radio contributed to this report.
Stay with KFDM News we will have full coverage of the shooting on Monday.