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Alleged Bar Shooter Pleads Guilty

Posted on: 7:20 am, August 21, 2012, by , updated on: 07:31am, August 21, 2012

SCRANTON — A guilty plea was filed Monday in a Lackawanna County bar shooting.

Derrick Phillips was arrested in May, 2011.

Phillips pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday.

Prosecutors said he shot a man in the face inside Finn McCool’s bar on Cedar Avenue in Scranton.

Finn McCool’s was closed for code violations shortly after the shooting.

The place in Scranton’s southside had a history of problems. The bar has not reopened.

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