NJ nightclub security guard gunned down www.privateofficer.com
West Orange NJ Aug 7 2012 Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 32-year-old West Orange nightclub security guard who was apparently trying to break up a fight in a parking lot between patrons early this morning.
Jacques Nelson was gunned down in the back parking lot of Misty’s Restaurant and Bar on Main Street shortly after 2 a.m., Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said.
Nelson was working as a bouncer at the establishment, and it remains unclear what started the fight between the patrons. The killing happened in the parking lot of the West Orange Police Department’s Community Affairs sub-station, but there were no officers working inside the building at the time of the shooting, according to Sgt. John DeMars, a city police spokesman.
Nelson is the eleventh security officer killed in the U.S. during the past thirty days.
Anyone with information should contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at (877) 847-7432.