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Spindale Murder Investigation
Spindale Police and the SBI are investigating a fatal shooting early Saturday morning outside the Mingle City Sports Bar & Grill.
Police responding to a fight at the bar around 1:30 AM found 43-year-old Jeffrey James lying on the ground with a gunshot to the back of the neck.
James was working security at the bar when the incident happened. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say a large number of people were leaving the bar when they arrived.
A friend of James' tells News 13 he was a former solider, youth sports coach, and father of two.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call (828) 286-3464, or Rutherford County Crimestoppers at (828) 286-8477.