The involvement of a man arrested on an unrelated weapons charge in a shooting outside an Auburn bar Sunday morning that killed three men and injured another is still being investigated, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Troy Neal, 28, was charged Wednesday with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, Neal admitted to firing three or four shots in the crowded parking lot of The Sports Page tavern in the middle of a fight after he allegedly saw an unknown man shoot his friend.
Neal’s bail was set at $250,000, and he is scheduled to be arraigned April 15.
Police have said there were as few as two and as many as four guns fired.
The fight started with a disagreement between two women on the dance floor, and escalated to gunfire just before 2 a.m., authorities said.
Investigators were still sorting through stories Wednesday from the more than 100 people who were in the parking lot Sunday morning, Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said.
“When we have so many people out there, everybody sees something different, and we try to talk to our witnesses more than once,” Hirman said. “Tying down the stories is really key right now. Was it self defense, was it not self defense ... all those sorts of things.”
Bullets, casings and handguns recovered were also being processed, he said.
The survivor, a man in his 30s taken to the hospital after the shooting, was in stable condition Wednesday, Hirman said.
Efforts are underway to support the family of Nicholas Lindsay, who friends say had been raising two young boys as a single father before he died Sunday.
He was a personal trainer, friends said.
Proceeds from a fitness boot camp Saturday will help cover the cost of his funeral and support his mother as she cares for the boys, friend Richard Hernandez said.
Antuan Greer, 21, and Lorenzo Duncan, 23, also died in the shooting.
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