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Gunman shot dead in Huntington bar is identified

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Huntington police have identified a man who was kicked out of a bar, returned with a gun and began shooting inside before he was fatally shot by an employee.

During the exchange of gunfire early Friday, three people suffered gunshot wounds. They were hospitalized.

The Herald-Dispatch reported that the shooting at Shoop's Bar followed the gunman's altercation with a woman, getting him tossed from the establishment.

Lt. John Williams said a bar worker had a concealed weapon and returned the gunman's fire, killing him. Williams said the three people injured by gunfire don't have life-threatening injuries.

Williams said police interviewed the worker. He said the Cabell County prosecutor's office is reviewing the incident.

Police identified the gunman as Antonio Devon Brown, 25, of Huntington.


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