Punish Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend, Baby and Pastor at Selma Church


Target: Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson

Goal: Push for a severe punishment for the man accused of shooting his girlfriend, baby and a pastor at a Selma, Ala., church.

James Minter, 26, has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his 24-year-old girlfriend, their one-month-old baby son, and the 61-year-old male pastor of a church Selma, Ala. Minter reportedly entered the church, sat by his girlfriend and baby, then shortly after opened fire.

The girlfriend was reportedly shot in the shoulder and jaw, the baby was shot in the hand and the pastor was shot in the leg while grabbing Minter. Detectives believe the shooting was over child visitation and continued domestic violence between Minter and his girlfriend.

It hasn’t yet been revealed how Minter got the gun and if it was legal for him to possess it. It’s a sad and dangerous time when people can no longer go to even church without fear looming. The case could have ended much more tragically, but it is shocking nonetheless and a stark reminder that gun violence is and will remain an almost everyday problem unless something drastic is done about it.

Urge the district attorney to seek punishment for Minter under the full extent of the law for his malicious crime.


Dear District Attorney Jackson,

James Minter allegedly shot his girlfriend, their baby son, and a pastor in a church in Selma, Ala. Luckily all of the victims are in stable condition and being treated for their injuries, but this case could have ended much more tragically. Gun violence continues to be such a major issue, where people cannot feel safe at the movies, doing their jobs or at church. It’s extremely saddening and needs to be dealt with drastically and swiftly.

Domestic violence also remains a huge problem for women across the country, and with this case the violence reached new highs and got others involved. A newborn baby almost died because of it.

For this, I urge you to seek punishment for Minter under the full extent of the law for allegedly almost murdering three people.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Selma Police Department

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