Church community outraged after pastor is gunned down in Baltimore

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A church community is in mourning after an associate pastor was gunned down on Friday morning.

Latrina Ashburne was getting out of her car when she was approached by a man, and police say that she was gunned down when she tried to run away from the suspect.

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On Sunday, the community collectively mourned the loss of Ashburne, who was a teacher’s aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary and an associate pastor at Kingdom Restoration church.

“It’s hard, it’s hard, because for someone to just take a life, and someone in the community, a law abiding upstanding citizen in the community, we just don’t understand why,” said Pastor Christian Hall, Kingdom Restoration Center.

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The police commissioner came before Sunday services to give an update as well.

“Right now, I have to move past the hurt, I have to move past the bitterness because it’s really at this point about finding the person, getting justice served and moving on with our lives,” said Hall.

“This is a woman that you want as your neighbor, this is the woman that you want in your community and some coward guns her down at 7:30 in the morning,” TJ Smith said during a news conference Friday.

Police have not yet located a suspect.