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Bouncer at Gay Bar Charged With Murder For Punching Guest

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bouncer at a Philadelphia gay bar in connection to the death of a patron at the bar that had been kicked out for being too intoxicated.The bouncer has been charged with third-degree murder after he allegedly punched 41-year-old Eric Pope outside the gay sports bar Tabu, the Associated Press reports.Deputy Police Commissioner Ben Naish shared with reporters Wednesday that an arrest warrant had been issued and that the suspect would be detained shortly.

Authorities later identified the suspect as 24-year-old Kenneth Frye of Philadelphia.“It’s disturbing anytime there’s an unprovoked attack,” said Naish, according to the news wire.Police told local TV station WTXF earlier this week that a security video from April 16 shows Eric Pope, 41, being escorted out of Tabu Lounge at about 1:00 a.m.

Authorities said Pope was intoxicated. While outside the bar, police said a bouncer punched him and he was knocked to the ground.

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