The Riverdale man charged with shooting and killing Gregory McDowell at Creflo Dollar’s World Changers Church International faced a judge for the first time today. During the probable cause hearing, police investigators said McDowell was shot 12 times.
Floyd Palmer killed McDowell on October 24 during a prayer meeting. McDowell was Palmer’s supervisor.
Police also learned that Palmer had applied, but was rejected for permits to buy two handguns at a Savannah gun show in August. Palmer’s application was rejected after it was discovered that he falsified some information relating to previous mental health issues.
Palmer is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He remains in the Fulton County Jail without bond.
A Fulton County grand jury will meet next month to hear evidence and decide whether Palmer should be indicted.