Police arrested the suspect Wednesday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a man at World Changers Church International in College Park.Floyd Palmer, 52, was arrested at Lenox Square in Buckhead just before 4 p.m., according to the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Greg McDowell, 39, Wednesday morning at the megachurch founded by televangelist Creflo Dollar. Dollar was not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to police.Police identified McDowell, of Union City, as a member and volunteer prayer leader at the church.Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said Palmer, a former employee who resigned in August, “walked calmly into the church and left just as calmly,” after the shooting. Police said the suspect left the scene in a black Subaru station wagon.
A man shot Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park has died, according to Fulton County police.Police confirmed earlier that one man was shot around 10:30 a.m. and transported in critical condition to South Fulton Hospital where he later died. Channel 2 Action News said the victim was a member of the church’s production crew.Creflo Dollar is the pastor of the megachurch.Police are looking for a suspect who left the scene of the church, which is located at 2500 Burdett Road. Police are looking for a black Subaru in connection with the shooting, which reportedly occurred in the chapel where the church hosts a Bible study every Wednesday.Karen Webb, who had taken her mother to the church for Bible study, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was told the victim was shot six times.”I brought my mother up here to go to church — every Wednesday she attends Bible study. As soon as we get here I’m told someone has been shot,” Webb said. “He was one of the praise leaders.” Webb said she was told the shooter was a 20-year member of the church.Fulton County Police asked to lockdown Bethune Elementary School and McNair Middle, according to schools spokeswoman Susan Hale. She said the lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m. There was no disruption to the schools or testing, she told Channel 2.Please check back for updates.