Man Killed at Church During Gun Victim's Funeral

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a church funeral for Flint's last homicide victim of 2012 was the scene of one of the central Michigan city's first killings of 2013.

Police Chief Alvern Lock said that a man was shot to death Saturday afternoon inside Full Gospel Christian Church.

Lock says the killer fled and is still at large.

The victim is identified as 28-year-old Steven Lawton.

The church was the site of Saturday's funeral for Gerrell Tyler, who was shot Dec. 30 to become Flint's 66th homicide victim of the year.

Lock says it's unclear if there's any connection between Tyler's funeral and Lawson's killing.


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  • by Felix Location: Albion, MI on Jan 16, 2013 at 04:15 PM
    Gangs? This story sounds like gang retaliation.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 at 02:38 PM
    I guarantee the shooting wasn't with an AR-15!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 at 08:42 AM
    The government should make a law against guns in church !!! Oh wait there is
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 at 04:11 AM
    Hmmm.....society sho is against peace....
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 at 03:50 AM
    Key word: Flint.
  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 14, 2013 at 03:19 AM
    Just let the government become bloated and more scenes like there where a city is left with a minimum police force and everyone dependent on government welfare.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2013 at 03:16 PM
    Another gun-free zone.
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