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UPDATE: Detectives release photo and name of suspect in Huntington bar murder

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Victim: Deangelo Erquhart Victim: Deangelo Erquhart
David Pitts, Photo Courtesy: Huntington Police Department David Pitts, Photo Courtesy: Huntington Police Department
David Pitts, Photo Courtesy: Huntington Police Department David Pitts, Photo Courtesy: Huntington Police Department


Detectives with the Huntington Police Department released the name and photo of the man they believe shot and killed a man July 5. 

Detectives say a murder warrant is issued for David Pitts, 25, of Huntington. Pitts is wanted in connection to the fatal shooting that happened at Gary's Place just after 1 a.m. last Friday. 

23-year old Deangelo D. Erquhart died in the shooting. 

Detectives say Pitts is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Detectives say they believe Pitts is considered armed. 

Anyone with information may leave a message with HPD at 304-696-4444. 




The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration has suspended the club license for Gary's Place in Huntington following a shooting there this morning.

According to the ABCA, the license is suspended for 10 days and is in effect immediately.  The suspension is for public safety while the investigation into the shooting takes place.




The search is on for the person who opened fire inside of a popular bar in Huntington, killing one man and sending chills throughout the neighborhood.

Neighbors said they thought they heard firecrackers going off near Gary's Place in Huntington, but they were wrong.

Police said there was mass chaos right after the shooting.  They said everyone ran outside into the street just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

When detectives went inside of the bar, they found a man who'd been shot multiple times.

The victim is 23-year-old Deangelo Erquhart. He died at the hospital.

Detectives said there was some sort of fight inside of the bar before Erquhart was shot.

Jeanie Tarpley lives right down the road from Gary's Place, and said she's seen an increase in violence there over the past few months.

"The last time they shot out car windows and van windows, one van that was sitting here at the bar," she said.

Despite the recent shootings, she doesn't blame the bar or people who go here.

"It's a sign of the times. It's not just here, it's not the property owners. They are really nice people. It's just everywhere," she said.

Tarpley said she's going to push to get a new Neighborhood Watch Program started.  She hopes it will curb these late night shootings that are destroying people's lives.

" I look out for the community and look our for our neighbors and family and friends," she said.

Police said they have also seen an increase in violence in this area over the past six months. They are working with the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to see if they can get the bar shut down or fined.

Call the Huntington Police tip line if you have any information about this shooting at 304-696-4444.



The victim of a shooting at a Huntington bar has been identified.

While responding to a shots fired call, cops heard gunshots ring out a Gary's Bar on 10th Ave. and saw several patrons run from the bar.

Huntington police said a man, who had been shot several times, was found on the floor of the bar.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  Huntington police have identified the victim as Deangelo D. Erquhart, 23, of Huntington. 

One person was taken into custody in connection to the initial shots fired call.  He was in possession of a gun.  His name has not been released.

Both cases remain under investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 304-696-4444.



A person has been shot and killed at a bar in Huntington.

The initial call came in to Cabell County dispatchers just after 1 a.m. Friday.

Police arrived to find a man shot at Gary's Place bar on 10th Avenue.  Officers caught up with a person a short time later, placing him in custody.  It is unknown if the person in custody is connected to the shooting.

The victim died at the scene.

Stay with 13 News and WOWKTV.com for the latest on this developing story.

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