Deputies Say Lemon Grove Mom of 2 Small Children Murdered Pastor Husband

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Members of a determination religion assemblage are mourning aft quality that a 29-year-old pastor had allegedly been changeable to decease by his woman successful Lemon Grove aboriginal connected Monday evening.

Noah and Gabriella "Gabby" Shepherd and their 2 tiny children were residents connected a thoroughfare of single-family homes successful the 2500 artifact of Camino de las Palmas till gunfire rang retired soon earlier 6 p.m.

Gabby allegedly told dispatchers connected a 911 telephone that she had accidentally changeable her hubby erstwhile helium entered their location done the backmost door. Investigators, however, ended up taking her into custody aboriginal that night, yet bringing her to the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility successful Santee, wherever she present faces a complaint of first-degree murder.

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Deputies located Noah bleeding successful the backmost yard, according to Lt. Tom Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff's homicide unit. He was aboriginal brought to the hospital, wherever helium died of his injuries.

Starting successful 2013, Noah attended Providence Christan College successful Pasadena, wherever helium focused connected biblical and theological studies, arsenic good arsenic the Westminster Seminary California, successful Escondido, wherever helium matriculated successful 2016.

"Noah had galore friends astatine Providence, and we person fond memories of his clip here," A. Michael Kiledjian, Providence's vice-president for advancement, told NBC 7 connected Tuesday via email. "By each accounts, helium was an fantabulous pupil and consistently demonstrated exemplary Christian character. We profoundly grieve implicit this tragic lawsuit and are successful supplication for his household and loved ones."

Both Gabby and Nathan's Facebook pages boast selfies of the mates successful happier times, arsenic good arsenic wedding photos from their nuptials successful August 2016. Tragically, her photograph rotation besides includes shots of their sons, with Gabby referring to herself successful her bio arsenic "Mama to Sam and Joel."

Since November of past year, Noah had been the pastor astatine the San Diego Reformed Presbyterian Church, connected College Boulevard successful the 3450 artifact of College Boulevard successful San Diego's Rolando Park neighborhood.

"He archetypal came nether attraction of our ministry 3 years ago," Colin Samul, a pastor who is associated with the Pacific Coast Presbytery who came down from Morena Valley to enactment arsenic a moderator connected the presbytery's behalf, told NBC 7 connected Tuesday. "He came into our denomination and due to the fact that a pupil nether our attraction and was ordained past November."

Also connected Tuesday, the presbytery released a connection regarding Noah's death:

“We volition retrieve Rev. Shepherd for the anticipation of the gospel connection helium not lone preached, but believed. We mourn, not arsenic those without hope, but arsenic those eagerly awaiting eternal life. This was Noah’s hope, and we rejoice that helium is with his crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ, whom helium loved and proclaimed. Out of respect for the grieving, we inquire connected behalf of the household and religion members that they beryllium permitted to grieve successful peace.” 

Pastor Nathan Eshelman is simply a person with the Pacific Coast Presbytery arsenic good arsenic the Los Angeles Reformed Presbyterian Church and is besides a pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America's congregation successful Orlando, Florida.

“I preached his ordination sermon backmost successful November and was capable to seizure a video of him pronouncing the benediction for the archetypal time," Eshelman wrote to NBC 7 successful an email connected Tuesday. "Noah was brilliant, a existent student of the Bible and knew Greek and Hebrew rather well. He was a godly man, a bully dada and husband, and highly humble.”

Police person not yet disclosed a motive for Noah's killing.

Gabby is owed successful tribunal for an arraignment astatine the El Cajon courthouse connected Thursday afternoon. She is presently being held without bail.

Anyone with accusation connected the lawsuit is encouraged to interaction the sheriff's section astatine (858) 285-6330. Anonymous tips tin beryllium made by contacting Crime Stoppers astatine (888) 580-8477.

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