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Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shootiong In Church Parking Lot

Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot

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Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night. Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused in connection to the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez, Georgia. Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused in connection to the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez, Georgia.
A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members.

William Davitte, 55, was gunned down in front of Marvin United Methodist Church on Thursday night. He died at the scene and his wife, Jennifer, suffered a head injury and was treated at Georgia Regents Medical Center and released.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the couple stopped by the church Thursday night to turn on the sprinkler system. That's when they were reportedly approached by a gunman who fired 3 shots at Mr. Davitte.

"He is just somebody who we will truly miss and his relationship," said Marvin United Methodist Church Reverend Elizabeth Ackerman, of Davitte. "He would come out quietly work on the yard and cut the grass."

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The suspect in the case is 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida. He was arrested early Friday morning after a car chase in his hometown of Jacksonville.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest details as they become available.
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