Metro PD: Pastor disarms man with gun during church service

Metro Police praise a North Nashville pastor for stopping a man who pulled out a gun while in church on Sunday morning.

Police said 26-year-old Dezire Baganda was sitting at the Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church on Trinity Lane. When police said Baganda, with a firearm in hand, walked up to the altar where several parishioners and the pastor were praying.

Baganda was waving the gun around when, according to police, he told everyone to get up and “pointed the handgun at the congregation.” That’s when police said the pastor “quickly tackled Baganda” before he was able to fire his weapon.


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