Cops Nab Germantown Shooting Suspect

Shooting at Genesis Tavern in Germantown killed 1 and injured 5 others

By Kelly Bayliss and Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 10:58 AM EDT
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Philadelphia police say a tip led them to the suspect, Wayne James.

Tim Furlong - NBC Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say a tip led them to the suspect, Wayne James.

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The man who allegedly shot up a Germantown bar after being asked to leave for smoking was taken into police custody Tuesday.

Philadelphia Police say Wayne James was the triggerman in a shooting at a Germantown bar that killed one man and injured five others.

Police say that James, 45, was kicked out of Genesis Tavern at 4400 Wayne Avenue early Sunday morning for smoking inside. He returned later with a gun and opened fire, killing 44-year-old Carl Sharper.

The other victims, both men and women, suffered gunshot wounds, but all are expected to be OK.

James was taken into custody at his home on the 1100 block of Wagner Street in the Logan section of the city, according to police.

He is charged with one count of murder, five counts of attempted murder and related offenses.

Police used this surveillance video to help identify James.

A tip led to James.
 

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