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A prominent black eye appeared in his mugshot after an Alabama man accused of killing three people in a shooting on Friday was hit by a folding chair.

Robert Findley Smith, 70, was charged Thursday evening with murder during a “boomer potluck” attack on St Stephen’s Episcopal Church outside Birmingham.

He allegedly shot two 84-year-olds and a 75-year-old victim before another member of his 70s church ran to the gunman and hit him with a folding chair to stop his attack.

Birmingham, Ala.  This booking photo, released by the Jefferson County Jail here, shows Robert Findley Smith, who was killed in a shooting at a church in Alabama on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Birmingham, Ala. This booking photo, released by the Jefferson County Jail here, shows Robert Findley Smith, who was killed in a shooting at a church in Alabama on Friday, June 17, 2022.
(Jefferson County Jail via AP)

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“He hit him with a folding chair, knocked him to the ground in wrestling, took a gun from him and hit him in the head with his own gun,” said Rev. Rev., a retired pastor of the church. Described by Doug Carpenter.

According to a mugshot issued by the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, residents were later able to disarm Smith, who was not seriously injured but had large wounds and a bloody eye.

All three victims of Thursday’s attack have been shot dead, officials confirmed Friday.

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It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Church members comfort each other after the shooting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Vestavia, Ala.

Church members comfort each other after the shooting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Vestavia, Ala.
(AP Photo / Butch Deal)

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Carpenter said witnesses described that Smith, who had previously attended church services occasionally, sat alone and did not eat dinner.

The gunman explicitly declined an invitation from fellow residents to join Potlak before starting firing.

“Why would a man who has been around for so long suddenly decide to go to dinner and kill someone?” The carpenter, who retired in 2005, asked the question. “It doesn’t make sense to him.”

Police Capt. Shane Weir on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Vestavia Hills, Ala.  He spoke about the deadly shooting at the church during a news conference here.  Three people were shot dead during an evening rally at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.  When a man pulled out a handgun and started firing.

Police Capt. Shane Weir on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Vestavia Hills, Ala. He spoke about the deadly shooting at the church during a news conference here. Three people were shot dead during an evening rally at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. When a man pulled out a handgun and started firing.
(AP Photo / J Reeves)

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Residents detained a man named Smith until a police officer arrived at the scene.

“I think the man who subdued the suspect was a hero,” Police Capt. Shane Weir told a news conference Friday, adding that “this act is extremely serious to save lives.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.