Accused Rev. shooter pleads not guilty to charges

Daniel Schooler appears in court Wednesday afternoon for his arraignment via video conference.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man accused of shooting his brother, The Rev. William Schooler, appeared in court Wednesday facing official charges.

He appeared in court by way of video conference, wheeled in by law enforcement.

William Schooler joined community leaders in June 2013 to protest PNC closing a branch in the Westown Shopping Center. (File Photo / WDTN)
William Schooler joined community leaders in June 2013 to protest PNC closing a branch in the Westown Shopping Center. (File Photo / WDTN)

Daniel Schooler, 68, is accused of gunning down his brother in the back of St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church in the 3300 block of Nancy Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The .380 handgun was reportedly stolen, according to court documents.

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He faces a single charge of aggravated murder, two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault, according to court documents.

Sunday’s church service was preparing to wrap up for the day when Daniel allegedly followed William Schooler into a back office of the church and shot him four times.

According to his court affidavit, “The final shot was witnessed by the victim’s wife. (Daniel Schooler) then laid the gun down and waited for police who took him into custody.”

 

 

 

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