Father of Tennessee Church Shooter Says He Begged Police to Take Son’s Guns Away and Told Him to ‘Pray to God and Those Demons Will Go Away’ as He Battled Depression

Vanansio Samson, the father of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson who fatally shot a beloved mother and wounded six others at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, in 2017, said he begged police to take his son’s guns before the tragedy.