Church Elder Charged with Son-in-Law’s Murder

Not yet sure what transpired here. Maybe the good pastor had a reason to shoot — to protect his daughter. Then again, maybe he could’ve tried a little intercessory prayer?

A local pastor accused of shooting his son-in-law is now being charged with murder. According to court affidavits, 53–year-old Michael Scott Elder fired a weapon at 27-year-old Gary Davidson when he was trying to pull Elder’s daughter out of a moving pickup truck. Davidson died of injuries he sustained from the shooting. Elder is a pastor of the Cross Baptist Church in southwest Oklahoma City.