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An investigator looks over a car that was crashed into the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, Texas, by a man who then assaulted and killed the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr. on Monday. The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, died after being subdued by police using a Taser. Mr. Kirk often greeted parishioners with a big hug. (Associated Press)

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