City Closes Milo's Bar, Site of Killing and Numerous Problems

Cease and desist letter served.

Milo's bar. (Patch file photo.)
Milo's bar. (Patch file photo.)

Milo's Bar and Lounge, scene of a shooting just more than a week ago and the killing of a patron before that, has been closed.

Police told the Marietta Daily Journal they have sent a “cease and desist” letter to the owner of Milo’s, and city officials have denied the renewal of the bar’s business license. 

One man was hospitalized after a gun battle on March 20 outside the bar at the intersection of Powder Springs Street and Garrison Road, about a mile from the Marietta Square. A bystander sitting in a car outside of Milo’s was hit during the gunfight and was treated for nonlife threatening injuries, the paper reported.

Larry Terrell, whose 34-year-old son was killed at the bar almost a year ago, said he's relieved the bar is closed but still angry that a lack of security contributed to his son's death.

“The night my son got killed, that took a part of me,” he told the Daily Journal. “I’ve never been the same. I’m mean. I’m just angry.” 

Tekilum Terrell, of Sandy Springs, was shot April 7 at about 3 a.m. He later died. Three people have been charged with his killing.

Milo’s business license expired Monday, and because of what police called a “mounting number of serious incidents,” the city has denied a license renewal.

stephen m george jr mpa April 06, 2014 at 06:40 PM
The primary problem I forsee with closing down this "hole in the wall" is the hooligans will simply congregate at another and/or other "hole(s) in the wall" and spread the crime across a greater geographic area ... .


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