Club owner reaches out to family of murdered bouncer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Club owner reaches out to family of murdered bouncer

A Covington nightclub is reaching out to the family of a murdered bouncer.

Kelvin Rogers was shot and killed while on duty at the Farm two weeks ago. Rodgers died in the parking lot.

The sadness has yet to subside. Now friends, family, and complete strangers gather to help the family left mourning.

The Farm is a bar that's been in the same spot since 1980. And Saturday night it prepared for a night unlike any other.

It's also a night owners Jeffrey and Jenny Nix would rather not prepare for at all.

Rodgers is described by many as a family man. He leaves behind a 3-year-old son Cody and his wife Clara is eight months pregnant with a baby girl.

"It's just a tragedy all the way around. I hate it. Why anyone has that much violence, you know," says Clara.

While the stage stands silent, the stools in place and the pool tables are ready. The early evening emptiness matches the feeling at the Farm.

"There's always going to be emptiness but we have Carla and Cody and we're going to have Emily," says Jenny Nix.

All the proceeds will go directly to the Rodgers family. "It's still all just a little bit surreal and unbelievable that we have to be doing this," adds Nix.

Meanwhile, an extended family still grieves on a bittersweet night at The Farm.

Clara Rodgers says she's still too shaken to talk on camera. She says the sadness and anger grow worse every day, but she says she's grateful to everyone offering help.

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