1 killed, 3 injured in stabbing during home church service

Man, 28, arrested in attack in Corpus Christi

Courtesy: KRIS-TV.com

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - One man was killed and three others were injured in a stabbing during a church service at a private home in Corpus Christi, police said.

Lt. Chris Hooper, of the Corpus Christi Police Department, said 12-20 people were in the home Wednesday night, when an apparent member of the congregation pulled a knife and stabbed four men.

A 61-year-old man died of his injuries, and the church's 54-year-old pastor is hospitalized in serious condition, Hooper said.

A band member and the pastor were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, while the other two men suffered puncture wounds, police said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, surrendered to congregants. Moreno is being held at the Nueces County Jail on murder and aggravated assault charges. 

Moreno has an "alcohol- and drug-related history" with police, Hooper said.

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