Villa Tavern Shooting: 3 gunshot victims ID’d, 4th man hurt speaks out

Four men injured in a shooting Wednesday night at Villa Tavern in Huber Heights have been identified, and one man who struck his head and suffered a medical issue speaks out about the incident.

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The people listed as victims in dispatch records are:

  • Christopher L. Babb, 43
  • Dallas E. McCarroll, 53
  • Anthony Pagan, 42
  • Brandon Lee Wigginton, 34

Police identified Michael J. Prater as the suspect Thursday afternoon. He is accused of firing multiple shots into a crowd listening to a band perform around 10 p.m. outside the Rip Rap Road tavern in Huber Heights.

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Babb, Pagan and Wigginton were shot, and McCarroll suffered a head injury and seizure.

Babb was listed in fair condition at Grandview Medical Center, according to a Kettering Health spokesperson.

Pagan and Wigginton are patients at Miami Valley Hospital, said a hospital spokesperson, but their conditions were not released. Dispatch records indicate that the three gunshot victims were hit in the leg.

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McCarroll was treated and released from a local hospital, and spoke to News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy about the shooting and how he was injured.

“A couple guys got into it and they were just arguing back and forth,” he said. “The gentleman and I got into a verbal confrontation.”

“I hit my head on the ledge of a window. I had a seizure,” he said.

He is heading to South Carolina today on his motorcycle to visit a friend who is fighting cancer.

McCarroll said you have to be aware of your surroundings.

“Every time you walk out your door you take a chance with something happen,” said McCarroll, who added that he likely won’t go back to Villa Tavern. “It’ll probably be the end of that bar for me.”

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