Patron shoots bouncer at Saucier club

Published 4:48 pm Thursday, January 25, 2007

A bouncer remains hospitalized after being shot in the face late Monday by a patron he was escorting out of Club 49, authorities said.

Eric Paul Wolfe was in stable but guarded condition Tuesday after undergoing surgery at a Jackson hospital, said Harrison County Sheriff George H. Payne Jr.

Jerry Travis Sandy, 30, of Saucier, was charged with aggravated-assault in the shooting. He was being held without bond at the county jail. Sandy was arrested at the lounge.

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At about 11 p.m. Monday night, Sandy had been drinking and was asked to leave the club, Payne said. An argument followed between the two men.

Investigators recovered a small-caliber handgun at the scene. Sandy was apprehended at the club.