Charges: Man Shot Bouncer After Being Kicked Out

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man has been accused of shooting the bouncer of a Minneapolis club after he was kicked out for disruptive behavior.

James David Wren of Minneapolis was charged with second-degree attempted murder and prohibited person in possession of a firearm, which are both felonies.

According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 1, 2012, Wren was kicked out of the Sound Bar by a bouncer. Wren then allegedly made threatening gestures to the security.

Later, at 3:30 a.m., the bouncer left work in his vehicle. While driving, a large SUV pulled up alongside him. Inside, the bouncer told police there were at least four people looking at him.

Then, the SUV backed up and the bouncer realized he was shot. He then fled the scene and was able to stop police officers.

It was later determined that a bullet entered his body through his right shoulder and travelled through his chest cavity, where it lodged itself in his lower left chest cavity. The bullet was removed in surgery.

A police investigation was able to identify the owner of the SUV. In an interview, the owner said Wren told him to follow the bouncer’s vehicle and that Wren fired one shot at the vehicle, the complaint said.

If convicted, Wren could face up to 20 years in prison.

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  1. Jennifer Connors says:

    Tough guy! Have fun in prison you thug loser. Maybe you can get that rats next taken care of while you’re in there.

  2. Brett says:

    Lemme guess…..this guy has a PhD, right?? NO? How about an MBA?? Still no? How about a high school diploma? IMPOSSIBLE.

    1. JayZ says:

      Yeah but I bet he still works his fingers to the bone at his 3 different jobs…and pays a lot of money into the tax base too….then goes home to a loving wife and children, whom he lovingly supports and helps raise….

  3. MN Taxpayer says:

    Anotha brotha in the slamma….didn’t this guy used to play for the Vikings?

  4. Whad up mo fo says:

    Up in da club! Hip Hop night is always my favorite.

  5. alligator says:

    i’d bet that he is every bit as dumb as he looks….hope he gets life no parole.

  6. Mrs. Lyle Fredrickson says:

    Does He get Nice Warm Socks where he is going? We play Checkers too, but only on Tuesdays and Fridays which is also Fish Day! Mondays we play Bingo.

  7. Snickering up North says:

    Lol at the comments

  8. Swamprat says:

    No love for this POS all the comments here are justified. Sorry bleeding hearts.

  9. Chigger .44 Stoppers says:

    I’m on it

  10. NuNu says:

    Who are you guys to judge anyone? this man is accused of the crime not charged and found guilty. the old white man in a robe should not have the ability to judge anyone he is not god! Just because your not on the news accused of a crime does not make you better then this man because you are still on here making dumb rude and racist remarks!!!!!

    1. hunnybear18 says:

      But it was OK for James to play God by deciding that someone needed to be seriously injured or even killed for having the audacity to kick him out of a club? And if you read the article, he is charged. And yes, I do believe I have stronger morals than someone who shoot a man over some ridiculous perception of disrespect.

  11. NuNu says:

    I don’t think he was playing god what he did is not right but whats with the vulgar comments??? We don’t know the real story behind it sometimes the media can twist things up! How do we know he didnt have any personal issues with that bouncer we dont know their stories for us to judge and say he is a loser and gets life with no parole????????!!!!!!! Dude didn’t die!!!!

    1. hunnybear18 says:

      I don’t care what issues he had with the bouncer. They were not deserving of a bullet. And I’m sorry, but a convicted felon who has is in possession of a firearm he’s not supposed to have and shoots someone obviously needs to be locked up for a long time. And is also a loser. He obviously didn’t learn his lesson. I don’t care if he thinks the world has not given him enough warm fuzzies or whatever his perceived problems are. There are laws for a reason and he broke several. I hope he is locked up for a long time.

  12. Going where they will love him, literally says:

    No more strange poontang for ol’ Jimmy boy! Hope you enjoy watching your cell mate beat off next to your coffee cup for the next 20+ years… Haha.

  13. Keep the hope up says:

    He actually does have his high school diploma and a degree from college. He is a small business owner (Legit) and has started his own record and magazine company. He is going places. One of the most down to earth people you would ever meet. Takes care of his one and only son. Good guy who is being dealt a bad hand right now.

    1. hunnybear18 says:

      He dealt himself a bad hand by turning a gun on a stranger. Sorry for his son, but he probably would have just turned him into a punk too. Lock him up.

  14. Octancia Fanci Tanci Adams says:

    HELLO BLOGGERS I AM THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILD AND I FIND SOME OF THE PREVIOUS POST DISREPECTFUL AND DERROGATORY..HE IS INNONCENT UNTIL FOUND GUILTY.HE IS ALSO A VERY INTELLEGENT MAN, A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AND COLLEGE STUDENT…HE HAS A RECORD COMPANY ,A MAGAZINE DUE TO DROP , AND A CLOTHING LINE…EVEN IF HE IS CONVICTED HE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, DUE TO THE STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM HE HAS BEHIND HIM…THIS ORDEAL IS ONLY GOING TO BE A PROFIT FOR JAMES IN THE LONG RUN..GOD HAS THE VERY LAST SAY SO…HE HAD GREAT SEWINGS SO HE WILL REAP GREAT THINGS .HE IS AN AWESOME PROVIDER AND FATHER AND GOD HAS GREAT THING FOR THOSE WHO PUT FAITH INTO THE WORKS..JAMES IS A GREAT MAN AND TO ALL THE STEREOTYPES AND DEGRADING COMMENTS..YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE SPECK IN YOUR OWN EYE BEFORE YOU NOTICE IT IN THE NEXT SET OF EYES..JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE FREE TIME DONT WASTE IT BEEING BIASED…GO READ A BOOK ON AMERICA and our DEBT ,OR RECYCLE OR CLEAN UP THE STREETS…I ASKED GOD TO PUT A HOST AROUND JAMES AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE CASE..IN HIS FAVOR OR NOT IN FAVOR OF HIM…GOODLUCK JAMES..TEAM HAMBALL…P.T.E..PLUGGED THUGZ ENT..ALL THE WAY

  15. HEAVENBABY says:

    YES PEOPLE NEED TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO I AM SITTING HERE READING THIS MESS AN I SEE THAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW HIM JAME IS A VERY LOVING PERSON ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BOARD AND THEIR IS A LOT OF PEOPLE ON HERE THAT HAVE SOME THING TO SAY YOU ALL WHERE NOT THEIR THE NIGHT THAT IT HAPPEN NOR IS IT FACT THAT HE WAS THE ON JUST BECAUSE ANOTHER MAN SAID HE DID BECAUSE HE IS TRYING TO SAVE HIS OWN BUTT YOU PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE THAT YOU ARE MAKING COMMENTS ON A MANS LIFE THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT YES HE MAY HAVE A PAST AND THAT COULD OF BEEN BEFORE HE WAS EVEN 18 ALL IM SAYING IS YES HE MADE A MISTAKE AND HE LEARNED HIS LESSON AN CHANGED HIS LIFE TO BE A BETTER PERSON,FATHER FOR HIS CHILDREN THEIR ARE TO MANY PPL FRIENDS AND FAMILY OUT HERE SUPPORTING HIM TO LET GIVE UP HOPE ON HIS FREEDOM WE LOVE JAMES AND WE ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND HIM ON THIS NO MATTER WHAT

  16. sw says:

    Well people may be making judgements on James – he may very well be a good father, and a book smart person – and please notice book smart – because anyone with any common sense knows that it is against the law to shoot someone. Now he really wasn’t using good sense in this matter. If he had he thinking cap on straight that night, he would have realized that walking away from the matter would have been the most educated choice he could have made. He would be free of this whole entire mess! The moral of the story is you can be the best dad, loving and good friend, and smart with your own business – but if you can’t control yourself – you lose in the end. Too bad he made the wrong choice – he wasn’t all that smart was he?

    1. Octancia Fanci Tanci Adams says:

      AND AGAIN WE MUST SAY…INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY…YOUR COMMENT STATED THAT HE MADE THE WRONG CHOICE..WHAT CHOICE WAS THAT?..IF HE WAS EXITED FROM A NIGHT CLUB THAT MEANS HE DID WALK AWAY. IF YOU PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE BREIF SYNOPSIS ABOVE THERE IS NOT ONE FACT OR PIECE OF EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THIS MAN OR ANY PERSON TO THE RELATED CRIME. YES YOU CAN BE A FATHER A BUSINESS OWNER AND A SCHOLAR AND STILL HAVE GOOD SENSE TO KNOW THE VALUE OF THE QUALITIES. JAMES IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS FAMILY AND SELF DISCIPLINE AS WELL.YOU MENTIONED HE WASNT USING GOOD SENSE THAT NIGHT. A MAN OF SUCH PRESTIGE KNOWS THE EFFICIENT MANNER AND CONDUCT IN WHICH HE HAS TO OPERATE IN WHILE IN THE PUBLIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT. YOU DONT KNOW IF THE VICTIM IS GIVING SUFFICIENT INFORMATION, NOR DO YOU KNOW IF THE INCIDENT WAS TYED TO THE OCCURANCE EARLIER AT THE NIGHTCLUB ..IT WAS THE HOLIDAYS EVERYONE WAS CELEBRATING WHEN THE VICTIM””””R*E*A*L* I * Z* E * D HE WAS SHOT. BE NUETRAL AS WELL AS THOUGHTFUL WHEN BLOGGING ABOUT ANOTHER PERSONS AFFAIRS, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR NOT SENDING YOUR BEST REGARDS…M.Y.B.D IS P.T.E

      1. Common Sense says:

        Tell it to the judge. Are you that naive? Try putting the shoe on the other foot. I don’t care if he is your babies daddy, he’s also being charge with attempted murder and being an already convicted felon, well, this isn’t is first bad choice.

        Rot in jail.

  17. sw says:

    Obviously you misunderstood what the article said

    A police investigation was able to identify the owner of the SUV. In an interview, the owner said Wren told him to follow the bouncer’s vehicle and that Wren fired one shot at the vehicle, the complaint said.

    Good luck!

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