COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Sunday marks 15 years since guitarist Darrell Abbott, better known as Dimebag Darrell, was shot and killed in a Columbus club.
The former Pantera guitarist was performing with his band Damageplan, which included his brother, Vinnie Paul, at the Alrosa Villa club on Dec. 8, 2004, when a gunman rushed the stage and shot Abbott, 38, several times.
Three other people died in the shooting. They were Jeffrey Thompson, the band’s head of security; Nathan Bray, a fan who attempted to help Abbott and Thompson; and Erin Halk, an employee who tried to disarm the shooter.
The gunman was killed by police at the scene.