The two were sitting on a small pew beside Merrill’s desk with their heads bowed when the officer in charge tapped on the door and stepped into the room.
“Pastor Bishop?” he said, looking at Manny.
“I’m the pastor here, Officer. This gentleman is Manny Lum, our church moderator. I’m the one who called 911,” Merrill said.
“Oh, I see. I need to ask you a few questions, if you don’t mind.”
“Of course,” Merrill replied, walking around behind her desk. “Won’t you take a seat?”
“Thanks. I’m Detective Ransom,” he said, settling into the imitation leather visitor’s chair and taking out a notepad.
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