Man charged with fatally shooting man outside church September 12, 2021 September 12, 2021 admin

LANCASTER, Va.

(AP) A man who shot and killed a man outside a Baptist church in southwestern Virginia on Sunday was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, authorities said.

Brandon G. Bostick, 36, was arrested and booked into the Fairfax County jail on Monday and was being held without bail, police said.

The victim, a man who had been visiting the church with his family, died on Monday, police Lt.

James Lassiter said.

The shooting was reported around 8:45 p.m.

Sunday outside the First Baptist Church in Lancaster, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Richmond.

Authorities say Bosticks father, a former Navy Seal, was the victim of an armed robbery.

Police said the victim told officers he and his family had been walking to church to meet a friend and that Bostics father and brother were standing outside the church.

When Bostickers father and two other family members entered the church and found Bostricks father’s body, the suspect shot and wounded the victim, authorities say.

Bostick had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, a felony, Lassit said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Fairfax County Superior Court.

Authorities say Burtis father and his brother were outside the scene when they heard shots fired and that their father was shot twice in the chest and back.

The two were rushed to a hospital but did not survive.