One of the most haunted places in the world has lost one of its beloved employees this week. Lighting LeRoy worked at the Birdcage Theatre for nearly two decades. He was shot in killed in the street yesterday afternoon the Arizona Daily Star reported today.
LeRoy Colomy was the manager of the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona. He was featured on "Ghost Adventures" in 2009 when Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures Crew conducted a paranormal investigation of the location.
According to a spokesman from the Cochise County Sheriff Department, Colomy was confronted by Barry Chappell just after 1 pm yesterday. The two men had an argument outside on Safford Street. Chappell pulled out a hand gun and allegedly shot Colomy. Colomy was shot multiple times and died in the street.
Chappell eventually went into a business on Allen Street and informed the clerk on duty that he had just shot someone and to call the police. The clerk called 911 and Chappell was arrested by the Tombstone Marshall outside on Allen Street in front of the Birdcage Theatre.
"Everybody in Tombstone loved him. Never heard anything bad said about him. They might say something bad about other people but I never heard anything bad said about LeRoy. He was just a likable person," Birdcage owner William Hunley said.
It is uncertain what the argument the two men had was about. Everyone in the tourist town loved LeRoy and he was considered a friend to everyone in town.
"Couldn't comment on it because, I don't know. I don't know if even LeRoy knew," Hunley said.
Chappell is currently in the Cochise County Jail with charges of first degree murder. Colomy's friends and family have not yet announced funeral services.