DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a tragedy for one of Detroit’s most prominent religious families.

Detroit police say the brother-in-law of Bishop Charles Ellis of Greater Grace Temple was killed in his west side home Monday afternoon.

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Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody said family members began to worry about 48-year-old Dwayne Green when he didn’t show up to work a the church on Monday, and no one had heard from him.

They went to Green’s house — on Barlon Street near Warren and Livernois — to check on him, and discovered the front door was ajar.

Green was found lying on the floor, critically injured.

“He was barely breathing, suffering from some gunshot wounds,” Woody said, adding that Green had been shot several times.

Green was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

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Green was the supervisor for the maintenance crew at Greater Grace Temple, but Bishop Ellis said he could have been a chef.

“He was a great and tremendous cook,” Ellis told WWJ Newsradio 950.

“We always teased him that he needed to get out of the maintenance field and get into the culinary arts field; because he was always tearing out pictures in magazines, food magazines, and always trying new deserts,” Ellis said.

Ellis said they’re looking for a witness who saw something suspicious between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detroit police.

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Green is survived by his two adult children. Funeral plans are pending.