Greg McDowell reportedly saw his killer approach before he was gunned down as he led Bible study at Creflo Dollar's World Changers church in College Park on Wednesday. McDowell, 39, was pronounced dead at South Fulton hospital following the 10:30 a.m. shooting. The suspected shooter, Floyd Palmer, 59, was taken into custody hours later outside Macy's at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, north of Atlanta.
Court records obtained by WSB-TV reveal the former World Changers employee was committed to a mental hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2001 after pleading not criminally responsible for shooting another man.
A witness told WSB-TV that Palmer followed the unidentified man outside and shot him for no apparent reason.
Court records show Palmer was released from the mental hospital a year later with unspecified 5 year conditions. The 2001 victim is paralyzed, according to a family member.