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2 men arrested in shooting outside Deep Ellum bar that injured employee, police say

Two arrests have been made in the shooting outside Free Man bar that injured an employee.

DALLAS — Two men have been arrested in the shooting of an employee at a Deep Ellum bar in February, police told WFAA on Thursday morning.

Korbin Smith, 23, and Donnel Davis, 35, were arrested in the case, police said.

Smith was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Davis was arrested on Feb. 24 on charges of deadly conduct and aggravated assault.

The shooting happened Feb. 12 at the Free Man bar in the 2600 block of Commerce Street in Deep Ellum. 

Cameron Cooper was working security at the bar when he was shot by a stray bullet from the street and put in critical condition. The gunfire happened as two people were having an argument on the street in front of the Free Man, the bar owner said.

Dallas police said Cooper was an innocent bystander of an incident that went sour outside of the Free Man's property.

"Anything on the other side of those ropes, that’s the city of Dallas," said Gino Lock-Johnson Iglehart, general manager at the Free Man. "We can't control what happens on the other side of our property line."

For a brief moment, Lock-Johnson Iglehart said, one of the eventual gunmen came into the venue to look around for the man with whom he was arguing. But after not spotting him inside the space, Lock-Johnson Iglehart said that person quickly exited the space. 

"The guy ran through here," Cooper's sister Camille said. "The guy ran back out the door. Then bullets started flying."

Editor's Note: The video below was uploaded before the arrests.

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