Associate Pastor, Latrina Ashburne of Kingdom Restoration Center church in Baltimore was gunned down outside her home according to reports. The 41-year-old woman was fatally shot outside the home she shared with her mother around 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to police.
Police said Saturday they were continuing to investigate Ashburne’s death, but declined to comment further. The department released video Friday of a man fleeing the scene of the shooting and called on the public to help identify him.
The motive of the shooter remains unclear, and family members said the incident is baffling given Ashburne’s upstanding role in the community.
“Growing up, she was very quiet,” her uncle Rev. Hall said. But she “broke out of her shell once she became a minister.
“She was a powerful preacher,” he said.
Ashburne was devoted to community service,her sister Melody Payton said, spending many weekend days serving food to the homeless and participating in clothing drives.
She aspired to establish her own ministry, Payton said.