Dozens Celebrate Bouncer's Release From Hospital After Shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bouncer from Charleston finally was able to go home after recovering for weeks in a hospital after he was shot a dozen times.

Jimmy Beasley has been a bouncer in downtown Charleston for several years, but in April he nearly died after police say two men shot him. Dozens greeted Beasley as he was released from Charleston General Hospital Friday morning. Friends and family celebrated his recovery by lining the street and wearing t-shirts that read "#TEAMBEASLEY."

The two men accused of shooting him had just been thrown out of The Cellar bar by Beasley. But instead of going home, Beasley's wife Donna believes they returned for some payback -- something she can't understand.

On Friday, a dozen bikers who know Beasley from his job helped escort him home.

Beasley left the hospital in a wheelchair. The family says he's still having problems swallowing. They asked the media not to get video of Beasley as he left the hospital.

Beasley's wife says he wants to speak out, but not until he's fully recovered.


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