Florence Police arrest two after Saturday shooting at a bar


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FLORENCE, Ala. - Two people are in the Lauderdale County jail after a shooting that happened outside the Brass Monkey on Saturday night.

Police say Dakota Reed turned himself in on Monday morning. Officers then used a search warrant to arrest Adonis Butler.

The incident happened Saturday night, after an employee at Brass Monkey said one of the men was turned away at the door by the bar's dress code.

A bullet hole in the glass is visible outside the Florence nightclub. Police and sheriff's deputies showed up at Brass Monkey on Darby Drive around 9:30 on
Saturday night after someone reported gunfire.

The man hurt in Saturday night's shooting, Eric Puryear, says he was working as a bouncer at Brass Monkey. He says the man in the surveillance picture was stopped at the door by workers enforcing the dress code. One of the rules was 'no sagging pants'. Puryear says workers told the man, if he pulled up his pants, he could come in. He says, not long after that, the man took out a gun and shot it, which hit him in the jaw.

The owner of brass monkey says a glass fragment hit Puryear in the face. He didn't need surger and is now out of the hospital recovering.

Butler and Reed are charged with two felony counts, including assault and shooting into an occupied building. Their bond is set at $32,500 each.

The Brass  Monkey also posted pictures of the man of interest in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Witnesses began posting on social media about the incident around 10 p.m.

The Brass Monkey is located along Florence Boulevard and Darby Drive.

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