LDS missionary from Dominican Republic killed by stray bullet in Colombia

Published: Sunday, Sept. 1 2013 10:45 p.m. MDT

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Colombia was killed by a stray bullet Saturday.

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CALI, Colombia — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Colombia was shot and killed Saturday by a stray bullet, church officials confirmed Sunday.

Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero of the Dominican Republic, was with three other missionaries when he was struck by a stray bullet, according to LDS Church spokeswoman Ruth Todd. The other missionaries were unharmed and the incident is currently under investigation by police in Colombia, Todd said.

"Elder Encarnacion's passing will be deeply felt in the mission and by all who knew him," Todd said in a prepared statement. "We grieve with his family and friends during this time of mourning and extend to them our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy."

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