May 25, 2015 11:30 am -


The Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy was shot outside Hartford’s First Church of the Nazarene.

Sealy, 54, was planting small flags in the church’s lawn at 932 Capitol Ave. in honor of Memorial Day. He was shot in the leg and shoulder.

A witness identified a black car traveling west on Capitol Avenue, slowing as it passed the victim, and heard five gunshots. Seven shell casings were found on the scene, police said…

The daylight shooting of a pastor in front of his church drew wide attention. Mayor Pedro Segarra attended services, and McDonald said a diplomat from St. Lucia did, too.

Sunday evening, the Rev. Henry Brown arrived at the church, where about 10 women and a man from the congregation were still gathered.

“I am tired of people being shot,” he said, projecting as if he were speaking from the pulpit.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Pastor Shot Outside Church While Planting Memorial Day Flags

  1. whatthe46 May 25th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    i hope they catch the bastards. this sounds like an initiation.

    • Snick1946 May 26th, 2015 at 10:33 am

      What it sounds like to me is a staged event. You know, an example of how persecuted poor widdle Christians are. Shot in the leg and shoulder?

  2. tracey marie May 25th, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    This is beyond sad.

  3. granpa.usthai May 26th, 2015 at 1:38 am

    obviously the acts of some lone ‘kowboys’ that travel around the USA with stolen US Military armaments. I say pull an early morning raid on the Bundy White Racist Terrorist Kow farm, capture their leader and render him to North Korea for some intense local enhanced interrogation until he gives ’em up!

  4. EnuffBull May 26th, 2015 at 10:59 am

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