Preacher Shot And Killed Inside Car

Police in Perry County are searching for a gunman after a preacher was shot and killed while inside his car along the Hal Rogers Parkway near Hazard Thursday.

Police say the victim is 77-year-old Marion Estep, a preacher from the Chavies community.

The man was taken to the Hazard Hospital where he died around 3:00 Friday morning.

Estep's family tells 27 NEWSFIRST he often helps out strangers and that may have played a role in the shooting.

Family members say Estep left Chavies between 2 and 3 in the afternoon, supposedly heading for Jackson in his white 1994 Chrysler.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the car with the hood up on the side of the road to contact Hazard police or the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

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