Candles, flowers, messages honor bouncer killed in Havelock

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 06:27 PM.

Several others were injured by the gunfire including one Marine who was shot in each leg, a second Marine that was shot in one leg, and three people that were hit by bullet fragments, according to Havelock Police Investigator Lt. Brian Woods.

Surveillance video from the bar shows a man said to be Pugh walking to the front door with a gun in one hand. It also shows a crowded bar as patrons dived to the floor as the shots started flying.

Investigators say Pugh, who entered the bar with two older men, was involved in a fight and was thrown out early in the evening. Woods said that two people were hurt in the fight.

Pugh left and apparently returned later with a gun.

Police recovered a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber semiautomatic allegedly used by Pugh and a Sig Sauer .45-caliber semiautomatic that was used by North.

Woods said that all of the gunfire occurred in the vicinity of the front door to the establishment in a standoff between Pugh, who walked up from the outside, and North, who came from inside. Woods said it is not clear exactly what happened when the two men confronted one another and that the sequence of events was still being investigated. 

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