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Man hit by car, dies during Charlotte bar fight

Posted March 4, 2012

— Authorities say a man was killed outside a Charlotte bar after he was shoved into the path of a car during a fight.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Robert Kingston III, 26, died before paramedics could arrive around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said a fight between two men inside Ed's Tavern spilled into the parking lot, and 23-year-old Kenan Gay shoved Kingston into the road in front of a BMW.

Investigators say Gay, a former UNC football walk-on from Sanford, has been charged with murder. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.

Police say the driver of the BMW called police after hitting Kingston and will not be charged.

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  • bubbaOK Mar 5, 2012

    Former football walkon at Carolina, lawschool senior, pushes rival to death in path of BMW outside Ed's Tavern Sat night. Welcome to Charlotte. Cheers.