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Family members mourn man shot at megachurch

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Family members are mourning a man shot and killed in at World Changers International Church on Wednesday.

Police say that Floyd Palmer shot and killed Greg McDowell as he led prayer service on Wednesday morning.

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A victims rights advocate escorted McDowell's family members out of Fulton County Jail on Thursday. They had hoped to see Palmer in person, but the suspect waived his first court appearance.

"Mr. McDowell was a very loving person, extremely loving, and was a saved, God-fearing Christian man," said Sunshine Lewis of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

 Family members have surrounded McDowell's wife and two children for comfort. McDowell was not only a member, but worked at the church. Several members of the megachurch said the 39-year-old victim was a strong man of faith, who often arrived early and was last to leave.  

The man accused of killing McDowell was also a former church employee. Palmer resigned his post at the south Fulton County church earlier this year.
       
In a church service streamed over the internet Wednesday night, founder and pastor Creflo Dollar talked about McDowell 's faith.

"We didn't lose a friend, we didn't lose a brother…I know exactly where he is," said Dollar.

Police say Palmer and McDowell knew each other, but investigators have not determined a motive in the shooting yet.

McDowell's family told FOX 5 that they are not ready to comment on the shooting.

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