Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies

Parishioners kneel at the front door at the Roman Catholic church the Mother of Mercy Mission at a makeshift memorial for the Rev. Kenneth Walker on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Phoenix, after a Wednesday evening attack leaving Walker shot and killed and the Rev. Joseph Terra critically injured.  Police have no suspects at this point, but they are canvassing the neighborhood and going over physical evidence from the scene. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Parishioners kneel at the front door at the Roman Catholic church the Mother of Mercy Mission at a makeshift memorial for the Rev. Kenneth Walker on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Phoenix, after a Wednesday evening attack leaving Walker shot and killed and the Rev. Joseph Terra critically injured. Police have no suspects at this point, but they are canvassing the neighborhood and going over physical evidence from the scene. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have released a brief description of the man suspected of entering a Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, fatally shooting one priest and critically injuring another.

Phoenix police said Friday they are looking for a white male between the ages of 40 and 49 years old.

Sgt. Steve Martos says investigators obtained the description after interviewing the Rev. Joseph Terra, who is hospitalized in critical condition with unspecified wounds.

Martos says police are still unsure if there was only one suspect involved.

Terra called 911 on Wednesday night to report a burglary. Responding officers found Terra and the Rev. Kenneth Walker severely injured. Walker later died at a hospital.

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

 

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