Michigan pastor is shot dead while waiting at a red light; 8-year-old son left fatherless

The late Kelvin Wheeler Jr. (R) and his 8-year-old son, Kelvin Wheeler III | Facebook/Kelvin Wheeler Jr

Kelvin Wheeler Jr., a youth pastor and dean of students at Triumph Middle School in Harper Woods, Michigan, believed being a father to his 8-year-old son was “dope.” Now, the 34-year-old preacher’s son will have to grow up without him after he was mysteriously shot dead last Wednesday.

The Detroit News reports that Wheeler Jr. had just left his father’s house on July 8 when he stopped at a red light at Ewald Circle and Livernois Avenue in Detroit at about 11:40 p.m., where he was shot.