Phoenix Police Make Arrest in Killing of Catholic Priest Kenneth Walker
|Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix|
Phoenix police have made an arrest in the killing of a Catholic priest last week.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Steve Martos says information on the suspect will be released later this morning.
-Catholic Priests Attacked at Phoenix Church, One Killed
Walker, 28, was shot and killed Wednesday night in the rectory of the Mother of Mercy Mission Church, near 16th Avenue and Monroe. Another pastor there, Joseph Terra, was severely beaten but was able to call police after the attack, reporting it as a burglary of the church.
He had been unable to give police more details immediately after the attack due to his injuries.
Police Chief Daniel Garcia said on Thursday that he couldn't say much about the investigation but said, "We do have some strong physical evidence we're going to be able to follow up on."
This post will be updated when police release the details on the arrest. Check back for more.
UPDATE 11:47 a.m.: Gary Moran, 54, is accused of carrying out the crime.