HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Huntington man was killed and three people wounded after a shooting inside a Huntington bar early Friday morning. The shots rang out shortly before the 3 a.m. closing at Shoop’s on 4th Avenue.

Photo courtesy WSAZ-TV

Police say shooting took place inside Shoop’s just before the bar was scheduled to close Friday morning.

Police said a man and woman got into an altercation. While the bar staff was removing the man from the premises, he pulled out a gun and fired several shots. There were about 15 people in the building at the time. One of the bullets hit the woman involved in the altercation. Two others were also shot.

The bouncer at the bar, who had a conceal-carry permit, fired at the shooter and killed him. The shooter has been identified as 25-year-old Antonio Devon Brown of Huntington.

The three victims were taken by car to the hospital. Two went to St. Mary’s Hospital, the other to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

The bouncer was taken to the Huntington Police Department for questioning. Investigators said they’re leaving it up to the Cabell County Prosecutor’s office as to whether charges will be filed.

An investigation is ongoing.

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  • Jonus Grumby

    You do realize many law enforcement firearms classes are conducted by NRA instructors.

  • Damion45

    What's wrong with the NRA class?

  • Jonus Grumby

    Let's hope so.

  • wvbred

    Know the bouncers family. Good kid working two jobs to pay his way through school. Police told him there would be no charges and that he did the right thing.

  • high roller

    By checking out this perps arrested record, it appears that he had an arrest record which included gun play in July. Hate to see someone killed, but Huntington probably a safer place tonight.

  • Larry

    No, nothing good comes of it.

  • Larry

    Ditto for Charleston.

  • David Kennedy

    The bar 'bouncer had a 'Concealed -Carry Permit and will be vindicated. The 'Perp did not.
    Since 1996, murder and other crimes are down 50%...mainly because of the surge in the Concealed-Carry Laws.
    I urge every responsible citizen to consider having a permit to carry and take a city police test for the authorization not the NRA course.
    Crime prevention has taken a new twist in this country and sadly it's being corrected at the point of use/abuse.
    Think about your family and your wife. That little 'lady smith in her bra or handbag might safe her life someday. Rapists usually kill their victims after they are finished.

  • Allan

    "Nothing Good Happens After Ten O'clock"

    Time to close all bars down at 1:00am

  • Joe

    Like my pop used to tell my brothers and me, justice is where you find it.

  • concerned

    can't blame everything on Detroit. This was happening in Huntington when I was living there in mid 80's. Detroit wasn't there then. Huntington is a different animal. Rich get richer while poor stay poor. It is not a place I would want to raise my children nor call home.

  • Gigi

    I feel very sorry for the three innocent victims, but honestly is there anything good that can come from sitting in a bar in Huntington at 3:00 am? Learn the lesson people.

  • Larry

    Unless it's determined he didn't have a concealed carry, then he will be villified.

  • GregG

    Typical night in Huntington. Nothing to see here, move along.

  • wvu999

    Anyone want action on at least 1 person being from Detriot?

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  • Ghost

    To the bar employee...way to go man. You're a hero