$2.5 Million Bail For Strip Club Shooting Suspect
HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Bail has been set at $2.5 million for a suburban Philadelphia man charged with shooting and seriously wounding two managers at a strip club a few minutes after being told to leave (see related story).
Montgomery County prosecutors said Monday that charges against 55-year-old Joseph Oesterle Thiers of Warrington, Bucks County, include attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons charges and other counts.
Investigators said Thiers opened fire inside the club Saturday night at Double Visions bar in Horsham, while more than 20 people were inside. He was captured after a police chase. Officers said he also fired at them.
Court records say the shooting victims, Phil Catagnus III and Jason Catagnus, are the sons of the owner and are employed as club managers. Both were listed in stable condition Monday at Abington Memorial Hospital.
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