A popular 33-year-old Georgia pastor is now dead and his 48-year-old girlfriend charged with murder after she allegedly shot him during a “domestic issue” that spiraled out of control Saturday, say authorities.
Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies said in a statement Saturday that they arrested and charged Tracia Hubbard of Macon with the murder of Pastor Brandon Parker. Parker, who served as a reverend at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, was expected to succeed his grandfather, Jacob Parker, 87, who is the church’s lead pastor.
An investigation of the pastor’s murder is still ongoing but Bibb County sheriff’s deputies said they responded to a call of a person shot at 739 Grosso Ave. on Saturday and when they arrived they found Parker lying on the ground outside the address with a gunshot wound to the neck.
The report said a female was kneeled down next to Parker who was pronounced dead at the scene after deputies failed to revive him through CPR.
According to The Telegraph, the domestic issue between Parker and Hubbard started as an argument at a downtown Macon restaurant called Tic Toc.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones told The Telegraph.
“It’s a domestic issue that escalated,” he added. “It started at a downtown restaurant. They were at Tic Toc.”
Jones, who was forced to step in for Parker to accept a proclamation in honor of the Rev. Jacob Parker on Saturday, said he has known the Parker family for a while. The elder Parker has been the leader of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church since 1967. Read more…