Clergy Shot Dead For Chastising Party Goers



Tim Kirby

A father and pastor known for his community activism was shot and killed because he asked neighbors to keep the noise down, according to local affiliate WDIV in Detroit.

Tim Kirby, 46, was a father of four and a local pastor known for his work in the community, but on Monday night he was shot and k!lled, all because he asked neighbors who were having a party to lower the noise.

?It was devastating. I cried for a minute, and then it was like I couldn?t cry no more,? said his daughter, Tatiana Kirby. ?He was a good father. He was always a caring person. Every Sunday we were always in church. He always made sure we had clothes, good clothes on our backs, food on the table.?

?I was laying on the couch and I heard gunshots around 11:30,? said a neighbor.

Witnesses say some of the neighbors were having a party outside with loud music and screaming when Kirby came outside and asked them to keep it down. That?s when some men at the party became angry at Kirby and one man opened fire on him.

One neighbor told WDIV that it never crossed her mind that the person who had been shot was Tim Kirby.

The Detroit minister was reportedly well known for his community work and sermons. He was looking to build a bigger congregation.

?I hope my daddy gets justice because he didn?t deserve this,? said Tatiana.


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