NEW INFO: Atlantic Beach Shooting Injures One Person

One man is now behind bars, another is in the hospital after a shooting outside a mini-mart in Atlantic Beach Friday night.

Police say officers were dispatched to the Island Cove Mini-mart located at the corner of West Fort Macon and Lee Street around 7 p.m. Friday. They say while officers were gathering information from people inside the store they heard gunshots coming from outside the store.

Officers say Danny Haas got into an argument with James Purser IV. They say Haas ended up shooting Purser with a hand gun.

Purser was transported to Carteret General Hospital and later transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds according to police.

Haas was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a firearm with town limits. Haas was transported to the Carteret County Magistrates Office where he was given a $45,000.00 bond.


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  • by Anonymous Friend on Nov 8, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    I hate it for all the people who feel Danny is to blame, but Danny is not that type of person.I have personally known Danny for about 15 years, as his children and myself all grew up together as well as went to church together. And from what I have been told the person shot has quite a record. Danny would not just pull a gun on someone and shoot them for no apparent reason. As for Mr. Purser ( and I have done my research) he has a good long list of charges on his record including assault with a deadly weapon and underage drinking as well as many others. So yes there is another side of the story that has not been heard yet.
  • by Lindsey Location: Greenville on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    No Comment,I am so glad that you are obviously OVER obsessed with my brother to follow his daily activities. You need to get find something else to do with your free time. Im not sure you completely know what your talking about but again you have so much to say by all means what does you past consist of? Your immaturaty and ignorance shows that you were not raised by a saint!!!
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      by No Comment on Oct 12, 2011 at 03:36 PM in reply to Lindsey
      You're right, I am obsessed with your brother. I am so sorry for speaking the truth. It will never happen again. How is he doing anyway? And what would you like to know about my past and my saintly parents?
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        by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:20 PM in reply to No Comment
        No comment: please keep the info coming, sounds like there is a lot more to the story than meets the eye. Sounds fishy that a 52 yo man would shoot someone for no reason.
  • by Anonymous Location: Newport on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    Check out purvis' record. I think this speaks for itself.
  • by KNOWS THEM BOTH Location: AB and Greenville on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    We will see what kind of person Danny is after he spends some time in prison. No one can just shoot someone because they feel threatened and how does a 52 year old MAN feel threated by someone who is half their age. Maybe people think they know someone but how well do you really know them? I know a little more than I would like to know about this so called MAN.
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      by No Comment on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:52 PM in reply to KNOWS THEM BOTH
      Are you serious? Is there anyone who would not feel threatened by some young dumb punk with a healthy criminal record and is probably stronger and faster than them?
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        by KNOWS THEM BOTH on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:31 AM in reply to No Comment
        Well if you know this so called "young dumb punk" you would know what type of person he really is. He has been treated wrong by our wonderful judicial system several times. He was a CHILD when he got in all his trouble now he is a MAN with a life and a family. He was punished for his ignorance so let his past go. He did nothing wrong this time!!! Give him a break. I would like to know about your past?
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          by No Comment on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to KNOWS THEM BOTH
          I don't think Jimmy was a child when he stabbed someone in the back and went to prison for it. And didn't he recently get stopped for speeding and the cops found an open container in the vehicle? Regardless of how old you are, if your parents raised you right you know that doing drugs, under-age drinking, and assaulting anyone is wrong.
  • by Hphd Location: Newport on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Sounds like justice was served.
  • by Anonymous Co-worker Location: Havelock on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    I work with Danny and have known him for a few years. He's not the type of person that would pull a gun on someone without provocation or feeling like his life was in danger or being threatened. Nowhere in the story does it say whether or not James Purser was armed or whether or not he threatened Danny. Without knowing all the circumstances and evidence none of us can pass judgement. That being said, the judge who granted the bond must realize he's not a menace or there were extenuating circumstanced to why the shooting occurred. Otherwise, he never would have allowed it with a charge like that.
  • by SISTER on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    Wow throwing blows but still to scared to say your name!! What a big person you are. Do you have anything to say about the way I was raised? Im sure im a little more successful than you! As I said before if your comments are anonymous than so are you! Get a life!!
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      by No Comment on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:55 PM in reply to SISTER
      If you are so successful, please learn proper grammar.
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        by SISTER on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to No Comment
        WOW!! Thanks for your advise.
  • by SISTER on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:18 AM
    WHY BRING UP THE PAST. HE FULLY SERVED HIS TIME FOR HIS CRIME. PLEASE KNOW YOUR FACTS BEFORE RUNNING YOUR MOUTH ON THE INTERNET. HE WAS SHOT IN IGNORANCE HIS PAST WAS SELF DEFENCE WITH A WEAPON. USE YOUR NAME IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE RUNNING YOUR MOUTH! WHATS YOUR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND THAT YOU KNOW SO MUCH?
  • by Also would like to know more on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    WITN...how about some follow up on this story. Pretty weak reporting.
  • by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    why is this person out on bond?? Is he at work today??? It's just a matter of time and he will hurt or kill another person!!
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