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Arrest made in Fayetteville bar and grill shooting

Posted February 4, 2013 10:13 a.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2013 10:36 a.m. EST

— An Elizabethtown man has been charged in a shooting that injured three people early Sunday outside a Fayetteville bar and grill.

Pervis Levelle Thomas, 36, of the 700 block of South Hill Street, is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Fayetteville police say the shooting happened at the Big Shots Bar & Grill, at 3138 Raeford Road, after an argument broke out between Thomas' girlfriend and one of the victims, Marcus Howell-el. Authorities said Thomas got out of his car with a gun in his possession and got into physical altercation with Howell-el. 

Howell-el's brother, Tavon Howell-el, and Antoine Harrell saw Thomas' gun and tried to disarm him. During the altercation, shots were fired and Marcus Howell-el was shot in the leg, Tavon Howell-el was shot in the face and Harrell was bruised in the back when a bullet passed through his shirt. 

A security guard for the businesses got the gun from Thomas and detained him until authorities arrived, police said. 

Harrell and Marcus Howell-el remained at the scene, while two other people transported Tavon Howell-el in a private vehicle to Cape Fear Valley Hospital. En route, the vehicle overturned near the intersection of Robeson Street and Village Drive. 

Police said the three shooting victims were recovering from their injuries. 

Thomas was being held Monday under a $205,000 bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center.