Detroit Pastor Kills Man Who Threatened Parishioners: Report

Pastor Shoots, Kills Brick-Wielding Suspect During Sunday Service 0:59

A pastor fatally shot a man who threatened his parishioners with a brick, NBC station WDIV reported.

The 25-year-old stormed into the busy City of God Church in Detroit's west side on Sunday, police said.

The pastor tried to help the man but "things went south," according to WDIV. Authorities said the man had a history of threatening the pastor and members of the congregation.

The pastor pulled out a gun and and fired four or five shots at the man, investigators said. He was taken to the city's Botsford Hospital and pronounced dead.

The 36-year-old pastor was being questioned at police headquarters.