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Brockway man dies after bar dispute

August 15, 2014

Photo by Richie Lecker – A 31-year-old Brockway man died outside the Brockport Army & Navy Club early Thursday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to PSP Ridgway. A 20-year-old female bartender from Brockport was also injured in the incident.

HORTON TWP. – A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
The bartender, whose name has not yet been released, attempted to get Carlson to leave the bar, and while he was standing near the open doorway, Carlson reportedly shot the bartender multiple times with a pistol.
While the bartender was lying on the porch of the club, Carlson reportedly shot himself, according to PSP Ridgway.

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