Police: Nitty Gritty guard will not face charges in shooting death

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police said a security guard at the Nitty Gritty Soul Café will not face any charges in a deadly shooting that happened there last month.

Authorities said four people were shot — one fatally — after a fight broke out in the restaurant’s parking lot during a private party on February 16.

Officials said two people were shot outside when 24-year-old Winston-Salem resident Kenneth Brady Jr. came back inside the club and started firing shots.

Police said security video shows Brady turning to face club security. They said he pointed a gun toward the guard, when the guard fired first, killing him on the spot.

Brady was a convicted felon who did not legally have a gun. Authorities said the security guard called 911 and did legally have the right to carry a gun.

Police said they are still trying to determine who exactly shot the other three people. The investigation is ongoing.

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