Jury Convicts Man in Deadly Montgomery County Church Shooting

A man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer during Sunday services in a Montgomery County church.

A jury convicted 46-year-old Mark Storms of Lansdale hours after beginning deliberations on Thursday in the April death of Robert Braxton III in North Wales.

Investigators say Braxton, 27, became disruptive and that Storms ordered him to leave, showing him a concealed weapons permit and a handgun. They say Braxton punched Storms, who shot Braxton twice.

About 300 congregants attended the service that day.

Storms' attorney has said the shooting was in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Storms chose to approach Braxton and show his gun.

His sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

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