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Police kill guard in NYC bar brawl, wound 2nd man

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November 15, 2009 10:10 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK — Police say officers breaking up a brawl at a New York City bar shot one armed man dead and wounded another.

They say Kevin White was a security guard at the Norwood Palace Sports Bar in Brooklyn, where patrons were smacking each other with stools. They say he was firing into the bar when plainclothes officers arrived around 3 a.m. Sunday and shot him.

The 43-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say they spotted a 19-year-old man with a gun in the bar's doorway and shot him, too. He's hospitalized in stable condition.

Bar DJ Timothy Stokes says the fight was over a spilled drink. He tells the Daily News newspaper he heard police yelling, "Put the gun down."

Three guns were recovered at the scene.

No one answered the phone at the bar Sunday afternoon.