Weird News

Churchgoer Fatally Shot Over Seat
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Braxton and Storms

Summary: An argument over seating at a Pennsylvania church ended with one man dead from multiple gunshot wounds and the shooter in jail.

Road rage is one thing but now you need to be aware of pew rage after a churchgoer in Pennsylvania was fatally shot over a seat.

  
What
Where


Robert Braxton III, 27, was asked to move because he was sitting in a seat reserved for two other church members for the Sunday service. An argument ensued with him yelling at a church member that had tapped his shoulder, “don’t f—ing touch me.”

Read Friend of Charleston Church Shooter Faces Multiple Charges for a related story.

Braxton calmed down after talking with a church usher and the pastor. It was then that 46-year-old Mark Storms approached Storms with a gun in his hand, telling him to get out of the church. Storms flashed a Concealed Weapons Permit badge that is believed to have been purchased online.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Braxton then punched Storms in the jaw saying, “F— you and your fake badge, get the F— out of here.” Some witnesses thought they heard Braxton say “That’s not a real gun” and “What are you going to do, shoot me?” Storm did just that. He opened fire on Braxton, shooting him in the chest and right arm. He was rushed to the hospital but died from the gunshot wounds.

Read Radcliffe Haughton Kills Three and Wounds Four in Wisconsin Day Spa Shooting.



Storms was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. The District attorney said at a press conference, “Storm’s shooting of Mr. Braxton was not a reasonable self-defense situation.” There was no reason for a loaded gun to be in the crowded church and he had no right to confront Braxton.

See Couple Arrested for Road Rage Incident That Ended with Shots Fired.

His bail has been set at $250,000. He claims it was self-defense and he showed his gun to defuse the situation, which he has done before according to court records.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/churchgoer-killed-fight-seat-sunday-service-article-1.2618098

Braxton Photo: detroitnewstime.com

Storms Photo: heavy.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-CA-Menlo Park

Menlo Park office of sophisticated boutique firm is seeking a corporate attorney with experience in ...

Apply Now

Mid-level Computer Science Patent Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level patent attorney with 3-5 years of intellectual pr...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator

USA-TX-Rosenberg

If you have administrative support experience in the legal industry, or even paralegal expertise,...

Apply now

Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top