Man charged in Phoenix strip club shooting

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by Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 6 at 5:19 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused of opening fire at a Phoenix strip club, killing two people and injuring three others, has been charged with seven felonies, including first-degree murder.

The Associated Press obtained the indictment against 28-year-old Gavin Macfarlane of Scottsdale on Thursday. Along with two counts of first-degree murder, Macfarlane is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one count each of aggravated assault and burglary.

Prosecutors could seek the death penalty if Macfarlane is convicted of first-degree murder.

Macfarlane is accused of shooting four people with a .38-caliber revolver and physically attacking a fifth person at the Great Alaskan Bush Company shortly before midnight on Dec. 26. Patrons tackled and beat him after he ran out of ammunition.

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