Huntington, W.Va. (WSAES) – A bar under investigation after a fatal shooting has surrendered its liquor license.
Premier Pub & Grill has had its license suspended after a shooting killed an employee inside a nearby restaurant.
West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration Commissioner Fred Wootton surrendered their license to Premier Pub and Grill.
A spokesperson for the WV ABCA tells WSAZ, “They[the WV ABCA] It was willing to extend the suspension and take further administrative action. But as a result, licensee Premier Pub and Grill surrendered its licence.
WSAZ reached out to the owner of Premier Pub and Grill, but has not yet heard back.
On Friday, the city of Huntington filed a formal complaint against Premier Pub & Grill and the bar’s owners.
A formal complaint was filed in Cabell County Circuit Court on Nov. 10, alleging that Premier and the owners “three times failed to manage the establishment in a manner that provided protection to patrons, citizens and guests of the bar. City of Huntington.”
Meanwhile, the Huntington City Council’s public safety committee will meet Nov. 14 at 6:15 p.m. to consider a motion to declare the bar a public nuisance.
On Nov. 4, a shooting occurred outside Premier Bar & Grill and Joe Bryan, an employee inside DP Dow, was hit by a stray bullet and killed.
A case has been registered against two people in connection with the shooting.
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