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Press Conference Adds Few More Details To Nightclub Shooting

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After listening to the live press conference (regarding the nightclub shooting and slaying of Damageplan's Dimebag Darrell) at 11pm ET, I have some additional details to add about the incident:

Officer James Niggemeyer, a 5 year verteran, had never been involved in shooting before. Receiving incoming reports of additional gunshots and victims, he moved in with no backup to confront the gunman, Nathan Gale, with a hostage under his arm in a headlock. Officer Niggemeyer "strategically gunned the man down" before Gale could kill the hostage or anyone else. The hostage was not injured.

The officers are looking into possible ametuer videos shot at the time of the attack.

It has been reported by witnesses that the gunman, Gale, jumped a fence and entered the nightclub from a side entrance.

Alrosa Villa has, in the past, had other minor incidents including a shooting in their parking lot.

There are unconfirmed rumors from witnesses that the gunman shouted "you broke up Pantera" as he jumped on stage, but the officer stated that it was too loud to make out what the attacker may or may not have said.

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1. preston666notserp writes:

I'm going to hell tonight to make sure that little nathan pays...........

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MarineChick007 writes:

that won't help. he's dead. it's not going to bring Darrell back.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DownloadableSuicide writes:

I still cant f***ing believe the security was so slack. All the security crew should lose their damn jobs.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FREAK420 writes:

THIS f***ING SUCKS MAJOR d***.............I HOPE THAT THAT f***ER GETS WHAT HE DESERVES IN PRISON OR BEFORE HAND

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. cowboys from hell writes:

step aside for the cowboys from hell!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DownloadableSuicide writes:

The guy is dead FREAK420.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fuckphil writes:

im not clear on this? did vinnie die too? i only heard about dime officially. im so p***ed off, i grew up to pantera. my heart goes to everyone who is as sad as i am.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. TheMadZak writes:

I'm an Alrosa veteran, though I was not at the 12/9 show. The security at the Alrosa is good. Very few fights erupt inside or outside the club. They will stop violent moshing and stage diving to prevent kids from getting hurt. Reports state that after the guy began shooting one of the security guards jumped him and was shot in the arm. You've got to take your hat off to an un-armed guy who tries to stop a shooter.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. oldskoolsoldier writes:

i cant believe the security couldnt stop this guy, on the radio they said guards all said they thought he was a technichan or some sh** . i honestly cant believe this at all i cant even think about it , this is one of the worst days i have ever experienced.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Psychochick666 writes:

The world lost one of the greatest musicians ever. There will be no one else like Dimebag Darrell. My deepest sorrows go to Vinnie Paul. I hope he can get through this somehow. As a satanist and a very dark witch I will do all I can to see this guy pays in the deeps darkest pits of hell! But Dimebag will never be truely gone as long as he is always remembered. So raise a joint & take a final toke to the memory of Dimebag, &/or pour a shot & make a final toast to the memory of Dimebag Darrell.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Midnightfall1 writes:

I grew up as a guitarist listening to Pantera.Dimebag is one of the GREATEST musicians i have ever heard.But you shouldnt blame security.I'm sure they did what they could.You should blame the guy who shot dimebag instead of others. I'm sure Dime is ruleing hell right now making the shooter his bi*ch. A great musician was lost but you cant blame the people not responsible for it.Later everyone and may the cowboy from hell have peace at home.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Loki writes:

i'm only 15 but i still manged to appreciate dimebag and his work in pantera and damageplan....he was one of the greatest guitarists ever....R.I.P dude...

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. bjth5252 writes:

This trajedy has shocked anyone who loves metal, my only hope is that nothing like this will ever happen again. Smoke up to the Dime much love to everyone who feels as f***ed up as i do about this. I saw Damage Plan on Sunday 12/6 show at Northern Lights in Albany...and no f*** up can ever take that away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Doylee writes:

I was still on a high since seeing Machine Head in London on Sunday , then I heard these rumours, then the rumours turned out to be fact. Now i,m f***ing sad. f*** it, i dont no what to say.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Doylee writes:

I was still on a high since seeing Machine Head in London on Sunday , then I heard these rumours, then the rumours turned out to be fact. Now i,m f***ing sad. f*** it, i dont no what to say.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. blairwv writes:

a guitar legend is dead. R.I.P. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blaine writes:

I am in udder shock, What do you do when your idol dies, No words can discribe the pain everyone is feeling.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. sex writes:

RIP all who died

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KEVIN writes:

Pantera has been a big part of my life, i could write a huge story, but i'm sure everybody could too, so i won't. Damage plan just came to buffalo on tuesday, and i regret not going, obviously because that was there last live show, and i'm from the outskirts of buffalo. I have a empty void in my soul, and i feel sick, the man did what he was born to do, and if that's so wrong, than i think we all should be dead! f*** the a$$hole who killed a part of me, and i hope his soul never goes anywhere but to hell, and gets f*** by pure 100% vulgar display of power!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hessbuc writes:

R.I.P. DimeBag

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MIDNIGHTFALL1 writes:

I think DIMEBAG may now be the ruler of hell, because he sure was the ruler of a guitar

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. blacqmath writes:

noone can take away the badass some that Dime put on for me at Ozfest '97 in '97 in Charolette. Rock in Peace. R.I.P. Dime. We love you.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Luke E writes:

R.I.P Dime,
You are truly a heavy metal king and a huge inspiration to many.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. michael angelo writes:

he is great he was one of the greatest shredders he will be missed and i am glad that f***** is dead he deserved it
R.I.P.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 9:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Pierre Hound from www.hardsounds.it) writes:

Excuse my english, I'm italian!
How it's possible to enter in a venue with a gun? Where was the security? It's simple earn money to save people nails during a concert, to break cameras, recorders and so on..BUT A GUN!!! I'm without words, really!
A big goodbye to "Dimebag" from Italy all. (I can't believe it!!!)

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Drakaeon writes:

From a Montreal (Quebec) fan... Rest in Peace Darrell... you'll be always in our hearts...

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kyle writes:

We miss you Dime, will always remember the Pantera show and the beers. May the c***sucking sh**bag that did this be sodomised with a branding iron for eternity in hell.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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