Pastor Shot Outside Church While Planting Memorial Day Flags
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.