Man shot in the head during church service, police searching for suspect

OGDEN, Utah — A shooting inside a Catholic church in Ogden sent police on a statewide manhunt Sunday for the man behind it.

Authorities arrested Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, after he allegedly walked into St. James Catholic Church and shot his father-in-law, James Evans, in the head.

“This was not a random act of violence. This was a very specific desired target and action taken by the suspect. There were no other patrons injured during this altercation that took place up there,” said Lt. Danielle Croyle of Ogden Police.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between Evans and Jennings. According to friends of Evans’, Jennings’ relationship with his wife and her family was strained.

“There have been issues. He’s made threats. They now own firearms because of his threats” said Crislee Moreno, who was attending mass when the shooting occurred.

She and her husband were just…

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