Man, 36, shot and killed at Roseville tavern; bar closing, 'immediately,' police say

Roseville — A 36-year-old Warren man, a bouncer at the bar who had volunteered to work, was killed Saturday escorting a patron out, police said.

A 25-year-old Farmington Hills man was in custody in connection with the fatal shooting at Dooley's Tavern on Gratiot between Masonic and 14 Mile in Roseville, police said.

Police said they were called to the bar at about 11:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired inside the tavern. Police learned two people had been shot, including Julius Bing, who was killed, his fiancee said Monday night.

Julius Bing

Bing and another victim were taken to a hospital, where Bing died from his injuries. The other victim's injuries were not serious, authorities said.

According to a preliminary investigation, a man was being removed from the bar and was fighting with employees. He allegedly shot Bing several times, police said. Investigators said they don't believe the second victim was involved in the fight.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Bing's family.

"Before he went to work he made plans to take his 2 yr old daughter and his 3 yr old son to see a movie that next day... instead of a fun movie we now have to plan a funeral and explain what heaven is," his fiancee, Arkishia Sewere, said on the website. 

"Julius was a very loving & hard-working Father, he worked two jobs and never complained to make sure his children were taken care of. He has four biological children and 3 step kids who he loved with all his heart and would do anything for!!"

Bing had started working at Dooley's and a nearby business in the last six years, Sewere said. He volunteered to work Saturday night although he could have gone out.

The Detroit native worked another job delivering auto parts by day but loved working security because "he felt like he was protecting people," Sewere said. "That was something that made him feel proud. … He wanted people to have a good time, but he wanted people to feel safe doing it."

Bing was known for his sunny disposition, said Sewere, who first met him in high school. "He was always the 'glass is half full' type of person. He saw the positivity in everything. No matter what happened, he’d say: Just look on the bright side."

An update Monday by the Roseville Police Department said Dooley's ownership had decided to permanently close, "effective immediately," according to a release.

"Their decision to close has not been facilitated by any action of the Roseville Police Department or the City of Roseville, the release said. "The ownership believes this was the appropriate thing to do considering recent events."

No one answered the phone at the business Monday. Its Facebook and website appeared to have been disabled.

Officials said the suspect was expected to be formally charged this week. An investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect should call Roseville Police's Criminal Investigation Division at (586) 775-2100.