“From the information I have received, two church employees were inside the building at the time the altercation occurred,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish. An additional church employee had left the premises to run an errand, and arrived back after the suspect had entered into the church.”
According to Parrish, Tolver entered through the back door of the church. Once he was inside the church, Tolver robbed the parishioner of approximately $50, and then attempted to rob an additional staff member.
Parrish said that is when the staff member fired his personal handgun once, striking Tolver in the upper torso. The suspect fled from inside the church building and collapsed outside from his injuries, Parrish said.