A church family is mourning the loss of their pastor after his body was found near a pond in the 3400 block of Lichterman Street in the Hickory Hill neighborhood on Saturday morning.
According to investigators, paramedics said the 57-year-old victim, Don Smith, died on the scene.
Investigators say Smith was shot and that his death is being investigated as a homicide.
According to his family, he was a pastor at Prospect Park Missionary Baptist Church on Millbranch Avenue in Whitehaven.
No arrests have been made, and no suspect description is available.
If you have any information in this case, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH or the Homicide Office at 636-3300.