By Shannon Corrigan
A pastor's mother and a suspect are dead after being shot outside a suburban Denver church, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
The woman was shot just as services were ending outside the New Destiny Christian Church on Sunday, according to authorities, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
Members at the service who were inside heard shots, and an off-duty police officer who was among them went outside to confront the shooter, reports the Denver Post.
Pastor De Lono Straham told 9News in Denver that his mother had passed away after the shooting, reports the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
"Our job is to protect and to serve, so you're never really off duty for that," Raquel Lopez, a Denver police spokeswoman, said reports the Denver Post. "If, as an officer, we are in fear for our life or someone else's life, it's our job to do what we can."