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Inwood barman stable week after being shot

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Pierce O’Reilly

The Irish bartender gunned down in the upper Manhattan bar last week is said to be in a stable condition. David Pattison, who was incorrectly identified in the Echo last week as Patterson, was shot and critically wounded early on Monday, Dec. 11, after a row broke out at Keenan’s Bar in the Inwood district.

Pattison was taken to Harlem Hospital’s trauma unit, where he underwent surgery for a wound to his abdomen. Ed Geraghty, manager at Keenan’s Bar, told the Echo this week that only immediate relatives were allowed to visit him during the week.

"Family members arrived from Ireland during the week and they were the only ones to see him. They told us that he’s stable and nothing else," he said.

The alleged gunman, Irving Muniz, a neighbor who lived above the bar, was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the second degree and second- and third-degree criminal weapons possessions, a district attorney’s office spokesperson said.

Muniz, 59, who was described as white Hispanic, will be back in court Jan. 8.

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