- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say an Alabama pastor was accidentally shot and wounded by a man trying to shoot another person.

Albertville police say 18-year-old Romeo Campos was arrested on charges including attempted murder after he mistakenly shot the pastor. Police say Campos was trying to shoot a man accused of propositioning a 15-year-old girl related to Campos.

Assistant Chief Jamie Smith says the incident began Wednesday night after Campos chased after 29-year-old Randall Ginn, who was accused of propositioning the girl. Campos followed him to a church where a prayer meeting had just ended. Smith says Campos tried to shoot Ginn, but missed and shot the pastor.

The pastor was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ginn was arrested on a public intoxication charge.

It’s unclear if Campos or Ginn have attorneys.

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