The suspect walked into the Backstreet Cafe late Friday, ordereda beer and after a few minutes pulled a handgun from his coat andbegan firing, said police spokeswoman Shelly Alley. Seven of the 25 people in the bar were wounded, one critically. Danny Lee Overstreet, 43, died at the scene in what police wereinvestigating as a hate crime. She asked notto be identified for fear she might lose her job. Ronald Edward Gay, 53, was charged with murder in connectionwith the shootings and was being held without bail today.
The Gay Bar as Safe Space Has Been Shattered
hochtirol.info - Man, 18, sought after gun, hatchet attack at gay bar - Feb 2,
By John R. A bartender, who asked that his name not be used because he feared for his life, said a man armed with a hatchet, a machete, and a handgun attacked patrons before he fled the bar. Police identified the suspect as Jacob D. Robida, 18, of New Bedford, and said he is wanted for three counts of attempted murder.
The Death of the Gay Bar
CNN -- An year-old suspected in hatchet attacks and shootings at a Massachusetts gay bar died Sunday after a gunbattle with Arkansas police, authorities said. Investigators said year-old Jacob Robida shot and killed a police officer and his own female companion, year-old Jennifer Bailey of Charleston, West Virginia, before being mortally wounded by police. Robida died in a Missouri hospital about 1, miles from his home in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he was wanted on three counts of attempted murder and hate crimes. He was captured Saturday night after he fatally shot Gassville, Arkansas, police officer James Sell during a traffic stop, prompting a mile police chase that reached speeds of more than 90 mph, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said.
The site of so much gay history in Boston is pretty boring from the outside, just a squat gray building that stretches a whole block on Boylston near Fenway Park. Right now, the bars and storefronts that fill this building are empty as they await the wrecking ball that will usher in a future luxury apartment building. But until just before quarantine — when Machine Nightclub and bar Ramrod officially closed — past the front door and the blacked-out windows at Boylston St. Ramrod, the leather and Levis gay bar, moved into the first floor in with Machine carving out a separate gay nightclub downstairs in