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At Hearing, Witnesses Describe Fatal Nicetown Bar Shooting

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Witnesses described the chaos and horror as a bar patron, kicked out for smoking, returned with a vengeance and a hail of bullets. Wayne James, 45, has been ordered to trial for killing one person and wounding five others in Nicetown last June.

Wayne James wasn’t a regular at the Genesis Bar, described by the prosecutor as a Cheers-type bar where everybody knows everybody. And witnesses say he started firing from outside, fired through the door and then reached inside, still firing.

Jerrell Johnson, an EMT and volunteer firefighter, tried to hold the door closed and then turned to safety and to help other stunned patrons.

“I turned around because everybody was still standing there and I told them to get down because I didn’t want nobody else to get hurt. I didn’t realize (I’d been hit) until I tried to help Al right there, that’s when I realized by arm wouldn’t move.”

The prosecutor says victim who died was a 44-year-old father of two who stopped to pick up food.

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  1. DONT GET WHAT HE WANTS says:

    DAY PULL DA TRIGGER. HOW STUUPID ARE THESE ANIMALS? ALWAYS GETTING
    CAUGHT. OVER SMOKING ? I SEE NO PURPOSE IN GOING INTO ANY BAR ANYMORE, TOO MANY OF DEM IDIOTS CARRYING GUNS ILLEGALLY, SHOOTING
    SOMEONE FOR DIS RESPECTING THEM , AND THEN FINALLY GETTING CAUGHT
    AND ROTTING IN JAIL. WE SHOULD JUST ROUND DEM ALL UP , CART OFF TO
    PRISON NOW, AND SAVE LIVES. NAME SANE ? SAYS HH

  2. Awaiting Mo der ation Too!!! says:

    Here’s a picture of the m oo lie perp:

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