Dayton Police has arrested a man, Daniel Gregory Schooler, 68, who allegedly murdered his brother and Baptist pastor, The Reverend. William B. Schooler in his office in Ohio.
The deceased was shot around 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, subsequently Daniel was arrested at the church and taken to the Montgomery County jail.
Joyce Napier, the niece of the brothers, told the Dayton Daily News that Daniel Schooler had a history of mental illness, which she believes played a role in the shooting.
“I would think it has to be something’s going on in his head to do something like that, because we were raised to love,”
Apart from being a pastor at the church, William Schooler had other engagements such as being the past interim president of the Dayton school board and current president of the local Baptist ministers union.
“He had deep roots in the community,” a friend, Ronnie Moreland, said.
“He was a beloved leader. It’s hard to put into words what has happened.”
Dayton City Commissioner, Joey Williams told the Daily News he had discussed with Schooler ways to reduce violence in the community.
“For him to be a victim of violence is just extremely saddening,” Williams said.
According to Sergeant. Richard Blommel, the offender will face a murder charge for the crime.