Pastor Danny Prenell Jr, 25, shot his wife Gabby Prenell, 27, in front of the couple’s three children before turning the gun on himself inside a hotel in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Two days earlier Prenell Jr, left haunting final Facebook post: ‘I may not be a perfect man, but I’ll always be a family man’
Prenell Jr’s condition has not been made public, while a friend of his wife Gabby said that she is ‘still fighting’ in the ICU
Just before the shooting, Prenell wrote on Facebook: ‘I may not be a perfect man, but I’ll always be a family man’
Prenell is a former sheriff’s deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department, but left in December 2022
Pastor Danny Prenell Jr shot his wife in front of the couple’s three children before turning the gun on himself inside a hotel in Mississippi on Wednesday. Prenell posted this photo with his wife, Gabby, and his children on June 19, two days before the shooting
A Louisiana pastor shot his wife in front of the couple’s three children before turning the gun on himself inside a hotel in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Local authorities identified the shooter as Danny Prenell Jr., 25, the lead pastor at the Bright Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Pineville, Louisiana. Multiple Facebook posts identify his wife as Gabby Prenell, 27. The couple were staying at the Hampton Inn in McComb, Mississippi, with their three children at the time of the tragic event.
McComb Police Chief Juan Cloy confirmed that Prenell Jr. shot himself after shooting his wife.
The bloody hallway in the aftermath of the shooting at the Hampton Inn in McComb, Mississippi, on June 21
In a Facebook post that was sent from the Hampton Inn hotel where the shooting took place, Prenell captioned a picture with his wife and kids: ‘I may not be a perfect man, but I’ll always be a family man.’
A photograph from the scene published by The Enterprise-Journal shows blood-stained floors close to the elevators in the hotel’s lobby in McComb, Mississippi.
The shooting took place around 3:30pm. Prenell is alleged to have shot his wife twice and then himself, investigators said. The couple were both transported to were taken UMMC.
Authorities have not commented on Prenell or his wife’s condition, but a Facebook post from a friend of Gabby Prenell said that she mother was ‘still fighting’ in an intensive care unit.
The family portrait Prenell posted Monday from the hotel in McComb was accompanied with a caption stating though not a perfect man, hell always be a family man
n’ Pastor Danny Prenell, seen [photo], in front of his church in Pineville, LA, is a former sheriff’s deputy who left the force in December 202
The tragedy happened Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30pm on June 21 at the Hampton Inn in McComb, Mississippi
Both were rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Their children are in the custody of child protective services.
According to Prenell’s Facebook page, he’s a former sheriff’s deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department up until as recently as December 2022.
On April 6, Prenell paid tribute to his wife on her birthday calling her ‘my queen’ and ‘the woman that I love and owe my life to.
‘I’ve watched your growth on all levels and you’re a great mother, wife, and my best friend. I’m proud to be your husband because you are a woman of class, discretion, integrity, and most importantly….you’re a woman of God,’ he added.
Danny Prenell Jr Days earlier was toasting his wife and wife, Gabby Prenell, publicly. After Wednesday’s shooting her condition has not been made public, while a friend said she is ‘still fighting’ in the ICU
The pair identified as a ‘preacher’ couple. In a Facebook post on his wife’s birthday in April, Prenell called her ‘his queen’
Pastor Danny Prenell, seen [center] with his wife and members of his congregation, regularly spoke about his self-growth in Facebook posts
The pastor regularly spoke about his self-growth in Facebook posts.
‘At the age of 25, I often hear that I’m far beyond my years. However, I never get satisfied with where I am….I’m constantly looking for more,’ he wrote on April 16.
‘People with small minds will keep you locked up into what can fit into their heads. The God I serve doesn’t have a limit, and I’m staying faithful because I know my cup shall run over,’ he added.