Pastor questioned in wife's death released from custody

Pastor questioned in wife's death released from custody

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Rev. Richard Shahan. Source: First Baptist Church of Birmingham Rev. Richard Shahan. Source: First Baptist Church of Birmingham
HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) -

A Homewood pastor, whose wife was found dead in their home, is no longer being held for questioning.

Homewood Police say Rev. Richard Shahan has been released from custody Friday evening. He voluntarily came in to speak with detectives Wednesday and they held him for two nights.

His wife, Karen, was found dead in the family home on Hugh Circle July 24. Shahan is a pastor at First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Police say he has not been charged and has not been ruled out as a suspect.

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