Man Dead After Nightclub Shooting

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 8:48 am
By: News On 6

A man was shot overnight on Saturday at a downtown nightclub in Tulsa and pronounced dead shortly after fleeing the scene. Tulsa Police say it started as a fight at The Hive, located at 216 N. Elgin.

The victim, 23-year-old Phillip Ryan Greer, was initially forced to leave the club after getting into a fight. But, Police say he went back to the club and was shot by a security guard just outside the doorway of The Hive around 2:30 a.m. Police say security claims they shot Greer in self-defense.

Club employees say Greer charged at them and others outside the club with his SUV. That's when security guards say they shot Greer who then drove off. Police later found Greer dead inside his vehicle near 5th and Main.

The Tulsa Police Department is investigating the shooting.