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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  • by Kaira Location: Logan Ohio on Jun 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    Marion was my great Uncle. My Mamaw was Lucy, Marion's sister. The last I saw uncle Marion was back in 2003 or so. I was so saddened to hear uncle Marion had passed and in such a way. My heart and prayers have been with you all and I will continue to pray for all of you. Much Love.
  • by Melissa Location: Ohio on Apr 24, 2009 at 05:05 PM
    Does anyone know anything more on my uncle Marions death or who did this? Please let me know. Thanks
  • by angel on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:04 AM
    Does anyone know about anything on who shot Marion? if soooo please contact his family and expecially his WIFE!!! thank you all
  • by angel on Mar 7, 2008 at 03:07 PM
    Ummm i meant im his grandchild and who is this? i would like to know!! and agian thanx for the comments you all i mentioned you all to my family and hope that you all are also very blessed!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 12, 2008 at 10:02 PM
    okay angel hows marion your papaw hows your mother because i`m his granddaughter of 31 years and i`ve never herd of you please inform me
  • by Angel Location: Deaton on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    I wish that my papa Marion Eestep didnt have to die this way I love everyone that commented us with there love and there encourgement. I am Angel his ggrand daughter. i reall loved my papa he was a great man and lived a great life. Anyone he seen that needed help he would help them in amyway possible. I ask sometimes why did it half to be him and why did it have to be this way but gods ways is his ways not yours or mine but it was for a reason. My papa preached at liberty temple pennacoastal church in shuck bean hollow he ran this church with his beloved wife Sandra Eestep and they was happy together. he would want everyone to stay happy and NOT worry cause hes with gold in heaven and who ever did his shooting i hope they find them soon!!!!
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 13, 2008 at 01:18 PM
    @John Location: Lex Thats ky news for ya lol. Although technically no one is ever considered "dead" until a DR or coroner declares them so.
  • by mary Location: Hazard on Jan 13, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    MARION Estep, was and is a man of GOD!! He is in a better place than what he left; and his family dearly love and will miss him. Remember the good times and not the bad ones. GOD has him now and GOD will handle the person that took his life
  • by Mert Location: Knox, Indiana on Jan 12, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    Our thoughts and prays are with you all Esteap was great man Mert (Little) King daughter of Arthur Little Jr. a dear friend of Marion's
  • by BTA Location: HINDMAN on Jan 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    WE ARE PRAYING FOR SANDRA AND THE ESTEP FAMILY THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT HE WAS A GOOD MAN
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