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What we know about the Connor’s Pub killing

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Nearly one week after a man working security at a Broad Ripple bar was shot and killed, who pulled the trigger and what led to the slaying are questions that remain unanswered.  

Police have given few details about the shooting. Media were asked to not go inside during an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department public information session at Broad Ripple’s Storefront Theatre on Monday.  

Here’s what we know about the shooting right now: 

Shooting occurred in the early morning

Someone called 911 around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 3 to report a shooting at Connor’s Pub, 6331 Ferguson St., IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said. Officers found Alfred Hayes Jr., 36, outside the pub suffering from gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. 

Police have not said what led to the shooting. A Connor’s Pub employee declined to answer questions about the shooting when approached by IndyStar last week. The bar was back open for business Thursday afternoon. 

Alfred Hayes Jr., 36, was killed in a shooting early Oct. 3 at a Broad Ripple pub. (Photo: Provided by Izzy Harper)

Alfred Hayes Jr. was a ‘king,’ friend says

The Marion County coroner’s office identified Hayes as the victim Thursday. He was working security at the bar when the shooting occurred. He was also security manager at The Casba night club in Broad Ripple. 

The club said on Facebook that Hayes was “a devoted father and friend” and was “fiercely loyal to those he loved.” The post had been shared more than 780 times as of Tuesday afternoon. 

Izzy Harper, a former employee at Connor’s Pub, said Hayes was one of her best friends. She told IndyStar that Hayes was the most selfless person she had ever met, and that he cared about everyone else more than he cared about himself. 

“Whether you were a stranger, whether you were in a good mood or a bad mood, he was there,” Harper told IndyStar. 

She referred to Hayes as a “king.” 

“His Facebook name was ‘Al Theking Hayes.’ And he was a king,” Harper said. “He was a king in this community, at Casba, at Connor’s. That man was a king.” 

Friend: Al Hayes Jr. was ‘the most selfless person,’ a ‘king’

Police locate person of interest 

Police have not made any arrests in the shooting, but located a person of interest in the incident on Monday. Police have not said how she may be connected to the shooting. 

She has not been arrested and has not been identified as a suspect, Fox59 reports. 

IndyStar reporter Vic Ryckaert contributed to this report. 

Call IndyStar reporter Andrew Clark at 317-444-6484 or email him at andrew.clark@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter @Clarky_Tweets

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