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UPDATE: Gunman kills 1 in chapel of Georgia megachurch

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) -- A man suspected in a fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Maryland following criminal charges.

Authorities say 51-year-old Floyd Palmer was arrested Wednesday, a few hours after the fatal shooting of a church volunteer during a morning service at World Changers Church International in College Park, south of Atlanta.

Court records show a man named Floyd Lester Palmer with the same date of birth was charged in Baltimore in 2001 with attempted murder, assault and handgun charges.

He was committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2004 after pleading not criminally responsible to lesser charges. Records show he was released the following year, subject to conditions that were to remain in effect for five years.

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (WKOW) -- Police are searching for the man suspected of opening fire inside a Georgia megachurch, killing one.

Officials say the shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at World Changers Church International, which is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar.

Authorities say Dollar was not hurt. It was unclear whether he was even at the church when it happened.

Police say the suspect left the scene in a vehicle.

World Changers Church International is one of the nation's largest. It's located in College Park, which is about 15 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

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