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SWAT standoff underway as police close in on suspect in fatal bar shooting

A SWAT standoff is underway on the city’s northeast side as authorities close in on the suspect in a fatal bar shooting early Thursday morning.

Authorities responded to the Value Place motel at 9515 Pendleton Pike at approximately 11:40 a.m., after an officer saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car.

Police told Fox59 they believe Brian Fegley, 41, is alone and barricading himself in a room.

Fegley is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 33-year-old Elisha McAfee, who was killed at the Free Spirit Lounge inside the Dollar Inn on the city’s northeast side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, Fegley is the roommate of McAfee’s mother. The shooting stemmed from an argument, according to McAfee’s wife, who said Fegley shot her husband while they were leaving the bar.

Fox59 will update the story as more information becomes available.

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Victim Elisha McAfee

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36 Comments to “SWAT standoff underway as police close in on suspect in fatal bar shooting”

    martinstucky said:
    March 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Holy crap! What a place to die, the Free Spirit Lounge at the Dollar Inn. If I was ever shot there I hope somebody would drag my body to the Lowe's parking lot so I could die with some dignity.

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      LOL!!!!!!

      Heather said:
      March 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      This is not a joking situation but that sure is funny! Made me laugh…

      Island girl said:
      March 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      What an ass you are. A very nice young man died in the place where he worked. A totally senseless crime for NO reason. This maniac made sure he died with NO dignity, so I guess it doesn't really matter WHERE it was. Do you have no respect for his family & friends? WOW

        Island girl said:
        March 7, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        This was meant or Martinstucky!

      KrisE said:
      March 7, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      He was my friend, don't joke about it. Don't make it worse than what it is.

    YouKnowMyNameFool said:
    March 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Brian isn't right in the head, this dude was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident when he was 13-14yrs old and was run over by a vehicle. He's never been the same since. I don't expect him to come out of this situation alive (unfortunately)…

      Guest said:
      March 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Brian used to be a customer of mine and he does has have issues. This whole situation is just sad.

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 7, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      He also has muppet-like goo-goo-googly eyes!

      If you look at him and try to talk you'd go crazy trying to look him in the eyes!

        GuestName said:
        March 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        He's blind in one eye….He was a very nice guy back in the day….I know 1st hand.

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

        Back in the day I'm sure he was nice but that was then.

        Now he's a murdering muppet! lol

      Island girl said:
      March 7, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      Youknowmynamefool:
      That is still NO excuse for MURDER!!!

        Youknowmynamefool said:
        March 7, 2013 at 9:41 PM

        Who said anything about excuse? Think about what you read before shooting off accusations. I never said anything about excuse. You know what they say when you ASSUME…(you probably don't).

    Johnna said:
    March 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    It doesn't matter what happen when he was 13-14 yrs old what matters is what is happen now.. Right in the head or not not an excuse for killing a person!!
    Prayers go out to Elisha family

      GuestName said:
      March 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      I agree….May God be with Eli's family and Brian's for having to go thru this. I wouldn't wish anything like this on anyone no matter who they are.

      YouKnowMyNameFool said:
      March 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Who said anything about excusing him? All I said is he hasn't been right in the head since. Don't jump to conclusions moron

      YouKnowMyNameFool said:
      March 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Where do you see anyone excusing anyone? Don't jump to conclusions!!!

      Tragic said:
      March 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      Kind of does matter what happened to him back then. Had he received adequate health / mental care after his accident, maybe this would not have happened. Tragic nonetheless…

    O'Hara said:
    March 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    So what are the police waiting for? Shoot a concussion or a smoke bomb through the window. What is there to negotiate?

    D,MAN said:
    March 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Y drag the body to LOWES…. The Hospital right across the street….. Somebody try and Save somebody

    Tubtape said:
    March 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    TUG PLEASE?

    Hmmm said:
    March 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Judging by the pic of the victim, I'm thinking he's not looking so 'badass' anymore…. My gut feeling is he started something that this other guy ended…..

      john said:
      March 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      I knew Elisha. That wasn't his style.

      KrisE said:
      March 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      You have no idea what kind of person he was, we used to work together and we were friends. He was a good, nice, funny guy and was murdered in front of his wife and mother. You are very rude.

      jle said:
      March 8, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      I hear the victim was known for keeping the peace and being an upstanding good person.

    Island girl said:
    March 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Hmmm moron!
    You didn't know Eli so have no right to say anything.
    He did not act like a 'badass'. He was a super nice young man!
    Your GUT is wrong!

      Whocares said:
      March 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

      And that's the best picture they can come up with? Looks like he had an attitude. Hanging out at a s@@thole bar till 1am on a work night doesn't impress many either. Priorities man….priorities….

        KrisE said:
        March 8, 2013 at 8:18 AM

        He worked there and they took the image from facebook. I bet his mom and wife were focusing on other matters, like his son. And telling his brothers and sisters what happened. You people are disgusting. He was trying to protect his wife and mother from the asshole and was trying to walk away from the fighting. He would have done anything for anyone, even a stranger.

        Yep said:
        March 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        Arguing for an hour (as reported) is not walking away….far from it. If he worked there then why didn't he call the police? He endangered everyone and esculated the situation by continuing to argue. He wasn't protecting anyone except his ego and lacked the knowledge to call authorities if the situation at hand was truly an issue of 'protecting'.

        I'm sure Eli was a nice person, but common sense was not a strong point for all parties involved here.

        Hmmm said:
        March 8, 2013 at 9:05 AM

        Wait, his wife and mom were at this bar and he has a son??? Outstanding!!!!

        Sounds like someone should've been home taking care of their son, not hanging out at a bar…. I'm sure both didn't work there

    island girl said:
    March 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    They arrested the MURDERER. Too damn bad they didn't kill him so the taxpayers didn't have to pay for his room, board and public defender, and save the family from having to go thru a trial. What a shame he's still alive and Eli is gone!

      Island girl hater said:
      March 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Maybe he shouldve killed you….for being so stupid

        e drapper said:
        March 8, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        If being stupid gets you killed, then why are you still wasting oxygen?

        Island girl hater said:
        March 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM

        Wow, how many brain cells did you waste coming up with that one??? I bet you know Island Girl don't you???

    benice2people said:
    March 14, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    It's sad all of this happened. Sorry to all the families involved. I knew Brian and he was a very good guy. I'm shocked this all happened.
    Everyone hurts right now – many are in deep pain over this so please be nice on your comments.
    My prays to all.

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