Two survive shooting at Twilight Exit, police kill gunman

A man shot two people inside the Twilight Exit at 25th and Cherry Sunday night before exiting the bar and firing at police officers outside. Police returned fire and killed him.

The two people shot inside, a 25-year-old female and a bouncer in his 30s, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were struck during the exchange outside the bar.

The incident started around 10:15 p.m., according to police. There were at least 20 people in the bar when the suspect entered, apparently looking for the woman, who was an ex.

After exchanging words, the man pulled out a gun and shot her. He also shot a Twilight Exit bouncer.

When the suspect left the bar, police contacted him and told him to drop his gun. He lifted the gun and fired one shot at officers, police said. Officers then returned fire, striking him.

Medics declared the suspect dead on arrival. The two victims inside were transported to the hospital.

Witnesses gathered outside, and emergency responders gave them ponchos to keep dry from the light, cold drizzle as they waiting for detectives. A Metro bus arrived, and witnesses boarded to stay warm and talk to officers. They then left the scene in the bus, headed to station for further statements.

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6 thoughts on “Two survive shooting at Twilight Exit, police kill gunman

  1. It’s a damn shame so many lives were disrupted so tragically last night. Poor little kid. The victims and others in that bar are all lucky to be alive.

  2. I am not sure I know of any ‘really nice people’ that walk into a bar and shoot up innocent people. I am not sure I would want to know any ‘really nice people’ that would do this. But ok, as for respect we reap what we sew, I am glad the innocents will live through this and justice was taken care of.

  3. A shitty deal of cards or just stupid arrogant decision making? A wife beater with a gun doesn’t sound like a great man to me. At least he won’t be able to pass his charming personality on to his offspring.