Death at Oak Cliff church under investigation

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by JENNY DOREN and REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 7:37 PM

DALLAS -- Police are investigating how a man died at an Oak Cliff church Monday morning.

Investigators spent most of the day at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church at 1660 West Camp Wisdom Road.

Officers say the victim, who had puncture wounds to the neck, wandered up to the church around 5:50 a.m. looking for help.

A few people tried coming to his aid after calling police, but the wounded man lunged at one of the witnesses and continued to be combative until first responders a.

Around 6:30 a.m. Dallas police officer Kevin Wetherington sent out a tweet..


"It's not determined at this time how he was injured; what kind of wounds he may have had. It's still under investigation," Senior Corporal Demarquis Black said.

Dallas Police spokesman Maj. Max Geron said the victim had no connection to the church and that detectives no not believe parishioners should have any reason for concern. The church's senior pastor Dr. Tony Evans only said the man suffered from a "medical emergency" that did not occur on the church's campus.

"Whenever there's a problem, we are concerned and we're praying for all involved," Dr. Evans said.

Police spent a lot of time in the church's parking lot Monday. They towed away a car, but have not said if it's involved in the investigation.

The victim is described as a white man around 43 years old.

While the worship center is closed for the rest of the day, the bible school across the street remains open.

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