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Man surrenders after standoff

April 6, 2012

A man suspected of firing shots at the pastor of an east-side church surrendered to police after more than four hours of negotiations Thursday. Calvin Griffin, 19, will face charges of criminal recklessness and possession of a handgun without a license. Griffin, grandson of First Christian Missionary Church Pastor Damon Roach, allegedly shot at the pastor after being confronted about thefts from the church. Weapons teams were called to the church in the 6100 block of East 38th Street at about 3 p.m. and didn't leave until after 8 p.m.

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