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Police Seek Man in Early Morning Downtown Shooting

Early Sunday morning on September 11, 2022, Bloomsburg Police responded to a call from Capitol Bar and Grill, located on 48 East Main Street, after two males threatened to shoot up the bar. 

The two men identified by police as Kenneth Meeker and Manuel Santos had been banned from the bar the previous night and were told not to come back. They were denied entrance when they returned early Sunday morning.

Shortly after a fight broke out between the two men and a downtown business owner, a gunshot was heard outside of Frank’s Pizza Trattoria, located on 58 East Main Street, at approximately 12:31 a.m.. Students were seen fleeing the block immediately after hearing the gunshot. 

The victim who was identified to be Jarrad Profit, owner of the Up in Smoke vape shop located next to Frank’s. It was reported he was shot in the right knee after attempting to get the two men to move away from out front of his shop. Profit was transported to Geisinger Danville for treatment.

Bloomsburg Police Chief Scott Price said Meeker is not a Bloomsburg University student and apparently came into town to “party with the college kids.” 

A warrant is out for Meeker’s arrest charges him with a felony count of aggravated assault, and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Please call the Bloomsburg Police Department at 570-784-4155 if you have any related information.