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Senaca V. Lapsley

Bar shooting suspect appears in court

A man accused of shooting up a bar on Christmas morning appeared in court Tuesday morning, more than three months after the charges were filed against him.

Senaca V. Lapsley, 32, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and three counts of criminal recklessness with a firearm in connection with the early-morning shooting at Sports & Spirits, 1723 E. Wayne St.

According to court documents, Lapsley was involved in a fight between a woman, her ex-husband and her boyfriend. When the three men were kicked out of the bar, Lapsley turned around and began firing a gun into the tavern. Bullets struck a former employee and a current employee, according to court documents.

Video surveillance and bar patrons helped identify Lapsley as the shooter, according to court documents.

Lapsley remains in the Allen County Jail, according to court records.

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