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Charges Filed in Bar Shooting

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed for the weekend shooting at a bar in downtown La Porte.


Keith Davis, Jr. was charged yesterday with attempted murder and aggravated battery after La Porte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos ruled there was sufficient evidence drawn from the investigation for Davis to answer to the criminal allegations.


Davis is still at-large.  Police said efforts to locate Davis identified as the gunman by witnesses are continuing.  The shooting happened early Saturday at Lucky Bar at Lincolnway and Madison Street.


According to court documents, Jeremy Simmons was shot in the face.  Details on what led up to the shooting were not disclosed. 


Mayor Tom Dermody said it’s the second bar shooting in the last 90 days and such violent behavior is “not acceptable.”  He said the city is already involved in trying to determine what needs to occur to make sure acts of violence are not repeated at Lucky Bar which has a history of violence.  “With the standard we’re setting, there’s no reason to have establishments that you can’t go in and have a nice time with family and friends and leave without being concerned about this type of action,” Dermody said.


The victim in Saturday’s shooting was last reported in stable condition at an Indianapolis hospital.  The previous bar shooting at Mickey’s resulted in two people from South Bend being hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

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