Employee at Hampden sports bar arrested after pointing gun, police say

David's 1st & 10 Sports Bar
(Steve Ruark / Special to The Baltimore Sun)

A 47-year-old employee of a Hampden sports bar was arrested early Sunday morning after police say he pointed a handgun at the head of another employee and was found pacing outside of the bar.

Police charged David Dennis Morgan Jr., 47, of Parkville with multiple handgun violations and was being held without bail.


An incident report shows that an officer on foot patrol in the 3600 block of Falls Road was flagged down by an employee of David's First and 10 sports bar, who said Morgan was inside drinking and "causing a disturbance to other patrons inside the bar."

Morgan, according to police, left the bar but remained on the sidewalk and occasionally returned. As the bar was closing down, the employee told police he saw Morgan grab a gun from a 2004 Dodge Ram and insert the magazine into the gun. He pushed his way into the bar, then pointed the gun in the employee's face, police said. The employee pushed the gun away, and ran out to flag down the officer, police said.

The officer said he saw Morgan exit the bar, and a silver handgun was sticking out of his pants pocket. It had one round in the chamber and four rounds in the magazine, the report shows.

A man who answered the phone and identified himself as David Morgan Sr., who is the listed owner of David's First and 10, would not discuss the situation.

"Police made a big mistake, and I'm not answering any more questions to that matter," he said. Morgan Jr. does not have an attorney listed in court records.