Man charged in fatal Germantown bar shooting

June 29, 2011 9:37:59 AM PDT
Philadelphia police have a person of interest in custody in connection to the shooting inside a Germantown bar over the weekend, leaving one man dead and five other people wounded.

Police have identified the man as 45-year-old Wayne James of the 1100 block of Wagner Avenue in Logan

Heavily-armed U.S. Marshals took James into custody around 8:00 a.m.

He is charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Police say shots rang out after James was thrown out of the Genesis Tavern for smoking around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Surveillance video shows the man roaming around the bar area shortly before the shooting.

RELATED: Watch the surveillance video on the Philadelphia Police website.

Police say James was told he couldn't smoke inside the Germantown bar. After he refused to stop, the man is seen being thrown out by the bouncer.

Outside, the video shows him exchanging words with the bouncer and jumping around before running off.

Ten minutes later, he returns with a gun and fires 11 shots through the glass door.

When it was all over, six innocent bystanders had been shot.

Killed in the gunfire was Carl Sharper, 43, of North Philadelphia. His fiancee, Drexie Charles, spoke to Action News, saying they were planning to marry on August 27th.

Among the wounded were a 46-year-old woman who was shot in the stomach, a 33-year-old man was shot twice in the back, a 36-year-old man who was shot in the legs, a 20-year-old woman shot in the arm and another woman was grazed by flying glass.


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