Police release 911 calls from people inside Charlotte comedy club, where shot was fired

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Police have released the 911 calls from people inside a Charlotte comedy club moments before a man fired a shot.

Omar James McCombs is accused of firing a handgun inside The Comedy Zone in the AvidXchange Music Factory, where comedian Craig Robinson was scheduled to perform.

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“There’s hundreds of people outside. The comedian is still inside. Manager still inside,” one caller can be heard saying.

“He just had the gun on him or he directly threatened someone?” the dispatcher asked.

“No, he was holding it up, pointing it at people,” the caller responded.

>> Listen to the the full 911 calls below. Viewer discretion is advised.

McCombs is facing a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, in addition to several counts of assault by pointing a gun and discharging a firearm. He’s currently in jail on a $90,000 bond.

According to a police report obtained by Channel 9, McCombs yelled, “Get out of here if you don’t want to die,” before firing the shot.

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On Tuesday, he was given a public defender in court. His next court date is set for July 28.

The Comedy Zone said it plans to add metal detectors and wands to increase security.

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