Suspect in Colorado bar shooting held without bail

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Posted: Nov 09, 2009 4:35 PM

A man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others in a shooting at a Colorado bar has been ordered held without bail.

Richard Moreau is accused of firing several shots outside and in the Sandbar Sports Grill in Vail. Police say the longtime resident of the mountain ski resort town was arrested Saturday at the scene on suspicion of first-degree homicide. Moreau was in court Monday, where a judge set his next hearing for Dec. 1.

Authorities say the shooting appeared to be random. Witnesses told police that a man got into an argument in the bar and that the gunfire started when he was escorted out by employees. Seventy-year-old Gary Bruce Kitching was fatally shot.

Moreau told the Vail Daily in a 2007 videotaped interview that he was taking medication for post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam in the late '60s. He said he is a New Hampshire native who moved to Vail in 1970 and skis more than 150 days a year.