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Parishioner Accused of Firing Gun at Priest

January 20, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A church member allegedly fired a gun at a priest during Mass, but the bullet bounced off the clergyman's shoe and injured no one. Several people in attendance at St. Jude's Church in Eddystone tackled the suspect.

Police said Joseph George Barder, 31, was charged with attempted murder. Father Craig Gonzales said Barder was a member of the church and attended Mass sporadically.

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