Though off-duty, Eric Pagan was at the Avenue A club Forbidden City
, at which he irregularly worked the door, early Sunday morning, and there is believed to have intervened in a post-closing scuffle outside the club
. One of the participants allegedly retrieved a gun from a waiting minivan and shot Pagan dead
. Bystanders Salvador Moran and Robert Calbo were injured in the fusillade
. The suspect and others fled in the minivan. Pagan, known as "Taz," was well-liked in the area
and had been raising two teenagers, their mother having died of cancer in 1995. Police are investigating.
Update: Police picked up Louis Rodriguez on Monday and charged him with the shooting.