Candles, flowers, messages honor bouncer killed in Havelock

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 18:27 PM.

“I just felt the need to bring some flowers and a candle for the memorial because of just the fact that he was a good man and everybody loved him,” she said. “He was loved by a lot of people. Every time I came here, he was always here with a big mug of coffee in his hand. Really good man. Very big man, with a big heart to go with it.”

Ross said she was in shock after hearing about the bouncer’s death.

“I know these things happen all over,” she said. “It’s kind of surreal when it’s this close to home and when it’s someone that you’re familiar with.”

Havelock police are still investigating the shooting and did not release any new information on Monday. North’s autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

According to the initial investigation, Havelock police received a call of shots fired at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at the bar at 400 Fontana Blvd. North, 39, of Havelock, was guarding the front door to the nightclub when he was allegedly shot four times by Pugh, a Havelock High student.

North died later at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

Pugh initially fled the scene after the shooting, but upon discovering he had been shot, starting banging on doors for someone to call 911 to get him help.



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