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Pastor of North Texas Church Beaten to Death with a Guitar

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Police say a Fort Worth-area pastor was killed by an attacker who rammed a car into a church and then beat the man with an electric guitar.

Investigators say they don’t know why the suspect attacked the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr. of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill at about noon on Monday.

The suspect also died a short time after an officer used a Taser on him and put him in handcuffs.

The police chief says he doesn’t know if the suspect knew Kirk.

Forest Hill’s former mayor says Kirk started the church years ago. He was also an unofficial volunteer chaplain who occasionally counseled members of a local high school football team.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the church as word spread about the attack.

Associated Press

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