Philadelphia PA May 24 2013 A beef with a strip club bouncer erupted into high-powered violence when a patron returned with an AK-47 and shot up the club.
Calvert County MD May 24 2013 Matthew David Griffiths, 27, of Lusby was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for stabbing a Tiki Bar bouncer last July.
Griffiths was originally arrested in August 2012, and later indicted on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and disorderly conduct.
After a two-day trial in February, a Calvert County Circuit Court jury convicted Griffiths of first- and second-degree assault. The two remaining charges were dropped before the trial began.
Griffiths was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison, with all but six years suspended, for the first-degree assault charge. The second-degree assault charge was merged with the first-degree assault charge, and he was given credit for 97 days he has already served in jail. He also was placed on five years of supervised probation upon his release.
During the trial, Solomon Ogle, who worked last summer as a bouncer at the Tiki Bar in Solomons, testified he was working the night of July 3, 2012, and at about 1 a.m. July 4, he noticed two men “wrestling around” in the alleyway between the Tiki Bar and the Grill Sergeant. He said he walked over to the two men and told them to “cut it out” or they would have to leave. The two men broke apart, he said, and he believed the situation to be “squashed.”
Ogle said he then heard someone, later identified as Griffiths, tell him to get out of his friends’ faces because they weren’t doing anything wrong. He testified during the trial he told Griffiths to calm down or he would have to leave. Griffiths continued arguing with him, so Ogle said he told him to leave and started escorting him from the alleyway off Tiki Bar property, but Griffiths allegedly refused to leave.
Ogle testified he then grabbed Griffiths’ arms and started walking him toward the edge of the property, when he felt Griffiths reach into his left pocket and then felt something jabbing his right arm.
Ogle said he did not know he was cut until his arm turned cold and when he looked down he saw he had been “cut severely.” He pushed Griffiths away from him and walked back toward the bar to ask the bartenders to call the police and an ambulance, and Griffiths ran along Charles Street away from the bar, Ogle testified. Ogle was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital, where he received 33 internal sutures and 68 staples for three deep stab wounds to his right forearm.
Although there were other bouncers and Griffiths’ friends surrounding Ogle and Griffiths, Ogle testified no one else was within 10 feet of them when he was stabbed.
Det. Hawkins with the Calvert Investigative Team, the lead investigator of the case, testified during the trial he interviewed Griffiths at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office the night of the incident.
Hawkins testified Griffiths told him he did not “commit the crime he was accused of.” He said Griffiths admitted there was an altercation at the Tiki Bar with a bouncer but he was not the one who stabbed him. Griffiths said, Hawkins testified, that he ran away after Ogle said, “I’ve been cut,” because he was afraid someone was cutting people and he did not want to be stabbed. Hawkins said he and other detectives went back to the crime scene several times to search in the grass and in the water for a weapon, but a knife used in the crime was never found.
Hawkins said Griffiths had blood on his T-shirt and right shoe, so those were taken and bagged as evidence and sent to the Maryland State Police forensics lab. MSP forensics lab DNA analyst Leslie Mounkes testified the DNA found on the T-shirt and shoe matched Ogle’s DNA.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. May 18 2013 – Matthew Hibbard, the Jack Didley’s bouncer convicted of assaulting Ben Ensign, said he plans to appeal his criminal conviction. Ensign was left with life-altering injuries after he was tossed out of a Kennewick nightclub.
Hibbard said he couldn’t afford an attorney and asked the court to appoint one for him.
His previous attorney will remain as Hibbard’s council for the restitution case filed by the victim. Video surveillance convicted Hibbard of 3rd degree assault back in March. Jurors couldn’t deny the shots of him tossing Ben Ensign on his head last Fourth of July. Hibbard was sentenced to a year in jail with work release. Source-keprtv.ccom
Birmingham city council vote to require nightclub security camera, staff training www.privateofficer.com
Birmingham AL May 17 2013 It’s not unusual for violence — sometimes deadly violence — to break out in Birmingham nightclubs, but give Birmingham City Councilman Johnathan Austin and his colleagues credit for being proactive in doing something about it.
The City Council this week unanimously passed an ordinance mandating more security, reporting and training for workers at nightclubs around the city. By law, all clubs must have security cameras covering interior and exterior areas. Club owners have to file a security plan with the Birmingham Police Department. And they must file written reports of violent events at their clubs.
The ordinance also mandates training for workers on using the security cameras and on being able to retrieve images from them. The amount of security each club requires is based on the occupancy of the club.
The ordinance shouldn’t surprise any club owner; this new law has been in the works since 2010. In 2011, Austin wrote a letter to owners of bars, nightclubs and event centers warning them of the city’s get-tough policy on nightclub violence.
For too long, city leaders appeared to tolerate clubs where violence was a regular occurrence. Then, on the morning of July 5, 2008, a shooting in the parking lot of Banana Joe’s at Five Points South killed two men and wounded two others. In 2009, a man was stabbed to death at Club Zen on Morris Avenue. Other night clubs, including the Continental Ballroom, Galaxy Magic in the Night event center and L.R. Hall event center have been closed by the city as public nuisances.
Clearly, when a nightclub is regularly the setting for violence and crime, it’s a public nuisance. If club owners can’t control their customers and businesses and provide a secure setting, they deserve to lose their ability to operate.
The ordinance passed this week is reasonable. When people go to a nightclub for fun and dancing, they can now be confident the club has adequate security in place to prevent violence. There is a requirement that violent events within a club be reported to the police in writing within 36 hours and that security officers also must be properly trained.
The ordinance applies to existing clubs as well as new clubs. Existing nightclubs will have 45 days to comply with the ordinance.
As Austin said this week: “If you can afford to have security officers, I can’t afford to lose another life because of the lack of enforcement.”
While nothing can prevent violence in nightclubs 100 percent, this ordinance should help cut back on violence and shine the light on those venues where it continues to be a problem.
‘MOBILE, Ala. May 16 2013 – A club bouncer who intervened while two illegal immigrants allegedly raped, beat and sodomized a woman at a local nightclub spoke to FOX10 News. Police said had Herbert McCants and his team not detained the two suspects when they did, an already vicious attack could have been much worse.
McCants, Club Heat’s head of security, has seen it all making a living amongst the loud music, flashing lights and big crowds in a club. He said most incidents are routine for him.
What happened early Saturday, May 11, he said was anything but.
“Twenty-three years of bouncing off and on in clubs and DJ-ing, I’ve never seen an incident like this ever. It’s a little raw, a little raw and unnerving,” McCants said.
Police said the female victim was attacked by 18-year-old Carlos Chiguil and 22-year-old Juan Martin. They allegedly followed her into the bathroom, beat her with a beer bottle, raped and sodomized her.
A friend heard the screams and called security. McCants and another member of the security team responded.
“We knocked them out,” McCants said. “[We] kicked the door in, and the two assailants were accosting her, and we did what we had to do to break it up.”
McCants said the image when he first got the door open was like nothing he had ever seen before.
“[It was] scary, extremely scary,” McCants said. “For myself, who has daughters, that’s not an image you want stuck in your head.”
FOX10 News wanted to find out more about the two suspects, both of whom police said are illegal immigrants.
The Department of Homeland Security wouldn’t go on camera, but we did get a statement that read in part:
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed detainer requests against Guatemalan nationals Juan Esteban Martin and Carlos Elisel Chiguil Monday after ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents assisted the Mobile Police Department with their arrest. ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure that dangerous criminals are not released from prisons/jails and into communities.”
In addition to the statement, ICE officials did tell FOX10 News they haven’t had any prior contact with these two suspects. ICE has issued a detainer for the two men, so local law enforcement will have to let ICE know when and if these men are released from custody.
Then, if necessary, the agency can take action.
As for McCants, he’s not looking for any recognition – he said they were just doing their jobs.
“There is no commendations necessary,” McCants said. “Most of the police officers who showed up we’ve worked with, or we have worked with, it’s a part of the job. There were no commendations necessary. It’s what we do. My heart goes out to her and we thank God that she’s still here.”
McCants said there could be some additional security measures taken at the nightclub, including adding some female bouncers.
The suspects are being held on no bond.
HUBER HEIGHTS OH May 15 2013
As a community comes to grips with a gunfight that left two men dead and a third injured outside a nightclub that the city has been fighting to revoke its liquor license, Huber Heights police today continue their search for suspects and clues behind the killings.
Police, city officials and the operators of Heat Nightclub today are expected to provide more details about the crimes that left Charles W. Bell III and Keenan Hall dead, and a growing chorus of demands to prevent the club from ever reopening. The City Council has a regularly scheduled meeting tonight where officials said the shooting deaths and the club’s persistent problems will be discussed.
Bell, 25, and Hall, 20, both of Dayton, and a third person were shot after a fight inside the club, located at 6115 Brandt Pike, moved to the parking lot before 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. Bell was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The third shooting victim, whom police did not identify, was treated and released from Miami Valley Hospital.
Hall was listed in critical condition at the hospital, but died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.
Neither the police nor the club’s manager, Jessica Kennedy, were available for comment Sunday. She previously has complained that Huber Heights police and city officials have unfairly scrutinized the club. Just hours after the fatal gunfight, Heat Nightclub shut down two of its Facebook accounts when critical postings appeared. Before deactivating the accounts, it noted that the shootings did not occur on teen night, which is usually held on Saturdays.
Bell’s mother, Felicia Bell, whose family and friends gathered at her home on Mother’s Day Sunday evening, told WHIO-TV she was not ready to talk about her son’s death. Hall’s relatives could not be reached for comment.
Residents who live near the club expressed their frustrations about the ongoing problems and police activity. None of them wanted to their names used because they fear retaliation for speaking out against the club.
But opponents of the club have been vocal on a Facebook account, called “Shut Down The Heat Night Club In Huber Heights Ohio,” and have started an online petition at Change.org “demanding” the Ohio Liquor Control Division to close the club.
The city has spent the past year fighting without success to prevent Heat Nightclub’s liquor license from being renewed. In April, a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge upheld an decision by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to renew the Heat Nightclub’s liquor license.
On May 2, the city declined to appeal the judge’s decision with the Division of Liquor Control, citing it would probably lose in court and needed to focus on “managing the nuisance” the club continues to create.
Police have responded to 217 calls for service, including noise complaints, illegal drugs and assaults, related to the club within a 373 day period starting April 1, 2012. The club opened its doors in November 2010.
The city spent more than $11,000 during the past year fighting Heat Nightclub’s liquor license.
The club’s landlord, CR Dayton with offices in Dover, Del., and South Barrington, Ill., did not return calls for comment.
ATLANTA GA May 10 2013
Atlanta police arrested one man following an early Thursday morning shooting at a nightclub. They were still looking for at least one other suspect.
Multiple shots were fired outside the Space Atlanta club, located on White Street in the historic West End community. One of the bullets grazed a security guard in the back of the leg. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.
A police spokesman said the trouble began with an altercation between patrons. Security kicked several people out. They returned a short while later, firing gunshots at the club from the parking lot.
Witnesses said the men left in a yellow mustang and a black Dodge Charger. Police canvassed the area and arrested one man. As of early Thursday morning, his name had not been released.
Police said they were following up on multiple leads and still looking for at least one other suspect.
The club’s owner told CBS Atlanta News he had no comment.
Source- CBS Atlanta
Salem OR May 9 2013 Marion County deputies and their canine partners pursued two men who allegedly assaulted a bouncer at a North Salem strip club Monday night.
Deputies responded to the Firehouse Cabaret Strip Club, 5782 Portland Road NE just before midnight. 911 callers reported that three men were assaulting the bouncer and that the fight had moved to the parking lot, the sheriff’s office said.
Witnesses pointed to a silver 1993 Toyota Camry carrying three men speeding away northbound on Portland Road. A deputy attempted to stop the car but it continued north on Portland Road before turning east onto Webb Street NE. The car left the paved roadway at the intersection of Peachtree Street NE and drove through some farm fields. It vehicle came to a stop and two occupants ran from the car while one remained.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Don Thomson said canine deputies Jason Bernards and Jerry Wollenschlaeger responded with their partners Rolo and Yo. The driver allegedly ran and refused to surrender. Rolo seized him as he hid in some tall grass. The man was identified as Mikhail Ermolenko, 21, of Salem. He was the owner of the Toyota.
The front seat passenger, Igor Bogatko, 25, of Salem, was arrested where the car stopped in the field, but he continued to fight with deputies, Thomson said.
The rear seat passenger also allegedly fled, but deputies were unable to locate him after a canine search.
Ermolenko was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment of dog bites. He was taken to the jail and charged with Assault III, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest and Elude Vehicle on Foot. Bogatko was charged with Assault III, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct II.
Both men are expected in court today at 3 p.m.
Laredo TX May 8 2013 A man accused of firing shots outside the E Lounge & Grill, wounding two people, one seriously, has been arrested, police said.
Roberto Paredes, 22, with served at about 7 a.m. Sunday with warrants charging him with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, aggravated assault against a security officer and discharging a firearm within a municipality.
He was arrested in the 2900 block of Chihuahua Street. Paredes remained behind bars on a $200,000 bond, according to custody records.
Police officers responded to several shots fired reported at about 1 a.m. Sunday at 8511 McPherson Road. Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman, said Paredes shot a 28-year-old man four times. Also, a bullet grazed the head of a 21-year-old man working as a security guard, according to police.
BILLINGS MT May 8 2013 – A father and son accused of drawing knives during a fracas at a Lockwood strip club were charged Monday with felonies.
Jose Angel Lopez Sr., 49, and Jose Angel Lopez Jr., 24, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice court by video from the county jail on two counts each of felony assault with a weapon. The younger Lopez was also charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Judge Larry Herman set bond for the elder Lopez at $75,000 because of a lengthy criminal record, and at $50,000 for the younger Lopez. They are to enter pleas in District Court on May 17.
According to charging documents, a bouncer at Planet Lockwood said the younger Lopez tried to re-enter the club after closing time early Monday morning, wanting to get a dancer’s phone number.
When the bouncer attempted to make Lopez leave the club, Lopez pulled a knife and challenged the bouncer to a fight, the documents said. The bouncer said he managed to get Lopez out the door by pushing him with a chair, but when he tried to lock the door, Lopez broke a glass panel on the door with his knife and slashed at the bouncer through the opening.
A bartender came to the assistance of the bouncer, punching Lopez three or four times. When Lopez fell, court records said, the elder Lopez ran up, pulled a knife and began slashing at the bartender. The bouncer said the bartender would have been cut if he hadn’t pulled him away.
When a sheriff’s deputy arrived at about 1:35 a.m., he said he saw the younger Lopez sitting in a Jeep, bleeding from a cut on his scalp. As he approached the Jeep, the deputy said, Lopez got out and moved toward him.
When the deputy drew a sidearm, Lopez threw a knife at his feet, according to charging documents.
After Planet Lockwood employees told the deputy the elder Lopez still had a knife, the deputy found a folding knife in the Jeep. The vehicle belonged to a third man who denied owning the weapon.
At the jail, the elder Lopez denied pulling a knife and said he didn’t see his son with one. He said the bouncer broke the door and that he and the bartender attacked his son.
Court documents said the younger Lopez was passed out in a holding cell at the jail.
A deputy woke him and asked if he wanted to give a statement. The document said Lopez “stated he could not remember anything and went back to sleep.”
The assault charges carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. The criminal mischief charge against the younger Lopez, filed because of the broken door, carries a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1,500 fine.
Boston MA May 7 2013
A bouncer at a downtown bar was taken to Tufts Medical Center early Friday with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the stomach and arm while trying to break up a fight, Boston police said.
Police said officers responded to Underbar, at 275 Tremont St., at 1:44 a.m. and spoke to the bouncer, whom they did not name.
The bouncer told police that he was trying to break up a fight between two to three men when one of the men, who he said was between 20 and 30 years old and wearing a plaid shirt, stabbed him.
FLORENCE, S.C.May 5 2013 — Two security guards have been arrested following an April 21 assault at a Florence night club.
Christopher Mack, 40, of 1302 Waverly Ave., Florence, is charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery by mob and one count of common law robbery.
Rickardo S. Sinkler, 40, of 1032 Hudderfield Drive in Sumter, is charged with one count of assault and battery by mob, one count of second-degree assault and battery and one count of common law robbery.
Investigators allege Mack and Sinkler, both security guards at Club Nirvana at 2729 E. Palmetto St., assaulted a victim, necessitating medical treatment at a local hospital. The assault was captured on videotape, which was posted on the Internet.
In addition to the assault on the victim, the victim’s wallet with an unknown amount of money was also taken.
Sinkler was released from the Florence County Detention Center on a $25,000 surety bond. Bond for Mack was set at $5,000 surety, but he remains at the
Florence County Detention Center on a family court bench warrant.
KNOXVILLE TN May 2 2013 — A school security guard remains on paid leave today after being involved in a weekend shooting outside a private club, authorities said.
Rondal Capshaw was placed on leave Monday, Knox County Schools spokeswoman Melissa Ogden said. He has worked for the school system since 2008.
Capshaw, 62, was working a side job as a security guard Saturday around 1:10 a.m. at the Elks Club, 3919 Holston Drive, in East Knoxville when an argument inside the club spilled out into the parking lot, Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said. Capshaw ultimately drew his gun and shot Jefferson Grady, 38, in the groin, DeBusk said.
Grady, who’s on parole for an aggravated burglary conviction, insists he was unarmed and just trying to separate two friends.
“I didn’t do anything,” Grady said today. “I just tried to defuse the situation, and he shot me.”
Charges are pending against Capshaw, DeBusk said. He didn’t say what charges.
Gadsden al May 1 2013 Several shots were fired into the Adult Social Club on Tuscaloosa Avenue on Saturday morning, according to a news release from Gadsden Police Capt. Bobby Jackson.
A bouncer said he told a man about 4:20 a.m. that he could not smoke inside the building, according to the release. The man apparently got mad and told the bouncer he would be back to get him. He returned about 10 minutes later, stood in front of the club and fired shots inside.
No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.
Allentown PA April 30 2013 An angry patron early Sunday morning tried to shoot security officers who threw him out of an Allentown nightclub, city police report.
Trevor Leebing, 31, pointed a gun at the heads of security guards about 4 a.m. outside the Catch 22 club in the 300 block of Hamilton Street, police said.
But the gun did not go off, and Leebing was arrested after security officers chased him down and detained him until police arrived, police Capt. Glen Dorney said.
Leebing had moments earlier been thrown out of the nightclub after an altercation, and waited outside for the guards while they were throwing out somebody else, Dorney said.
“Mr. Leebing approached the security staff, pointed a gun at their heads and pulled the trigger,” he said. “Fortunately, the weapon malfunctioned, and the security officers were able to run inside.”
Leebing is charged with five counts of attempted homicide, one for each security guard and nightclub patron placed in danger, Dorney said.
Leebing has no known current address, but his last known address was in Brooklyn, Dorney said.
After the gun failed to discharge, Leebing ran across the street and threw the weapon over a bridge, police said. It was later recovered.
After the security officers ran inside, armed security guards came from inside the club and detained Leebing. He was arrested without incident, Dorney said.
He is also charged with five counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
HOUSTON TX April 29 2013 A security guard was shot multiple times, in the early morning hours of Sunday, outside of a north Houston nightclub.
Reports indicate that the shooting took place at about 1 a.m. at “Club Aguila” on Airline Road at Johnston.
According to authorities, although the guard was shot multiple times, it does not appear as if there was any altercation leading up to the shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital and was reportedly listed in stable condition. He is expected to survive.
Police continue to investigate a possible motive as well as search for the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting. No other information was released at the time of this report.
Source: CBS Houston
CHICAGO IL April 26 2013 — A security officer was shot early Thursday after a man was denied entry into a nightclub in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
The man who was denied entry to a club in the 1500 block of West 79th Street at 3:20 a.m., got mad and grabbed a gun police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
He then fired a shot through the rear door, striking a 22-year-old security guard in the foot, Greer said.
Although police could only confirm one person was shot, Fire Media Affairs stated two people were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds.
No one is in custody and Area South detectives are investigating.
FLINT, MI April 24 2013 — Police are looking for 22-year-old Michelle E. McIntosh in connection to the slaying of another 22-year-old woman early Monday morning at the Palm Tree Lounge, according to a Flint police press release.
A man was also shot but is expected survive his injuries, police said.
Police were called around 1:40 a.m. to the club located on Clio Road near Stewart Avenue and found Havana Wright shot in the chest. She was taken to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
McIntosh was not in custody as of Monday morning.
This is the third homicide at the club since July. Antwan Omar Tipton, 27, was killed in February after a shootout with a security guard. Phillip E. Johnson Jr., 20, was shot to death in July.
Anyone with information about McIntosh or the shooting is asked to call Flint police at 810-237-6801 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-422-JAIL.
Nightclub security guard shoots, wounds patron who struck him with vehicle in Panorma City www.privateofficer.com
PANORAMA CITY CA April 22 2013 – A security guard at a Panorama City nightclub early Sunday wounded a patron who struck him with his vehicle, a police sergeant said. The guard suffered only minor injuries and the patron, an unidentified man, was listed in stable condition at an area hospital, said Los Angeles police Sgt. A. Wong of the Mission station. The two had been arguing at the La Sierra nightclub, 8632 Van Nuys Blvd., when the patron got into his vehicle and hit the security guard, who then fired two shots into the patron’s vehicle, Wong said. Police were dispatched to the scene about 1:30 a.m., she said. The security guard was treated and released from an area hospital, she said. No one had been arrested or cited, the police sergeant said, adding that the investigation was still ongoing.
A private security officer patrolling a shopping center was gunned down last week in the same city.
HAVELOCK NC April 16 2013 — An 18-year-old high school student retaliating after being kicked out of a local bar returned with a pistol early Sunday morning and killed the head bouncer and injured five patrons in a spray of gunfire and bullet fragments, investigators said.
Jonathan Richard Pugh, 18, of Havelock, faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Todd North, 39, of Havelock, both Acting Havelock Police Chief David Bratton and District Attorney Scott Thomas said at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
The shootings, which put three or four .40 caliber bullet wounds into North and a single .45 caliber bullet into Pugh’s gut, happened after a fight in Flyers bar at 400 Fontana Blvd. early Sunday.
Based on information gathered so far in the investigation, Thomas and Bratton said North was working as the head bouncer at Flyers when Pugh, an 11th-grade student from Havelock High School, came with two drinking-age men earlier in the night.
Thomas said the investigation shows that “Pugh got into a fight, and he and one man with him were escorted by North and another bouncer into the parking lot where some additional words were exchanged.”
“He apparently calmed down and left the parking lot in a car, but shortly afterward came back, walked to the door and started firing,” the district attorney said. “North fired back, attempting to keep Pugh from entering the bar, but was shot three or four times. His body will undergo an autopsy on Monday.”
Pugh got in his car and drove away.
Havelock Police responded about 1:13 a.m. Sunday to the call of shots fired at Flyers bar and secured the scene as Havelock EMS Paramedics arrived and began to treat the wounded.
North was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern for further treatment, but died later.
Meanwhile, Pugh is recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
First Responders from Cherry Point, Craven Rescue 20, Newport and Morehead City assisted with those injured, which Thomas said included two people hit directly and three others hit with bullet fragments.
Craven County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Havelock Police in the investigation.
Havelock Police and the Craven County Sheriff’s Department have recovered two handguns, and Thomas said five shell casings and bullet fragments were recovered that appeared to match those from Pugh’s gun.
“He still had the gun on him when he was caught,” Thomas said. “Apparently after discovering he was really injured, he started banging on doors for someone to call 911.”
Bratton said, “Because the investigation is continuing — we have a lot of canvassing and interviews still to conduct — we are not releasing the names of the other victims.”
Thomas said, “Based on the ongoing investigation, we do anticipate additional charges in this case.”
Philadelphia PA – April 15, 2013 — Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead outside of a club in Hunting Park.
Police say a 24-year-old male was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Harrow Gate Shopping Center at I and Tioga streets near the V.I.P. Night Club when another man approached him and opened fire.
Authorities say an armed security guard in the parking lot heard the shots and chased the gunman. Several shots were exchanged between the gunman and the security guard.
The security guard told police the gunman stumbled and fell to the ground before getting back up and running away.
Police do not know if the gunman was struck by the security guard.
The identity of the 24-year-old fatal victim has not been released.
New York NY April 14 2013 Quasheen Bent, 29, was arrested after he assaulted an off-duty auxiliary officer working as a security guard for the Touche nightclub on Washington Avenue on April 6, shortly after 3 a.m., police said. Mr. Bent was said to be disorderly in the club.
When the guard, 24, escorted him outside, Mr. Bent allegedly picked up a pole holding security straps and swung it, gashing the guard’s left hand, according to police.
Mr. Bent was charged with assault in the third degree, attempted assault in the third degree, menacing in the second and third degrees, harassment in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, the Kings County District Attorney’s office said.
Madison WI April 10 2013 Police arrested a man and cited another early Saturday morning for fighting two bouncers at a downtown bar after one of the suspects refused to turn his hat forward, according to a police report.
Antonio Myrland-Mejia, 21, allegedly punched a 28-year-old Whiskey Jacks bouncer at approximately 1:38 a.m. after the bouncer asked the suspect to leave the bar, located at 552 State St., because the patron refused to “keep his cap on straight, which evidently is part of the dress code,” Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said in a statement.
According to DeSpain, Myrland-Mejia told police, “I can’t help it when women come up to me; they take my hat off and put it back on, and then it’s on sideways.”
The blow from Myrland-Mejia allegedly chipped the bouncer’s tooth and broke his glasses, according to the report. Following the dispute between Myrland-Mejia and the bouncer, a second suspect, 21-year-old Markus Cromwell, reportedly shoved a second bouncer.
DeSpain said in the report bar staff physically detained Myrland-Mejia until police arrived at the scene. Police arrested Myrland-Mejia for battery and disorderly conduct and cited Cromwell for disorderly conduct.
LUBBOCK, TX April 8 2013
A shooting in central Lubbock sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries on Saturday.
Police say Felix Aaron Tijerina, 26, was shot just before 2 a.m. Saturday at C C’s Bar & Grill on Avenue Q and 50th Street.
An officer was called to the Koko Inn for an unrelated incident and heard gunshots coming from C C’s Bar & Grill, just north of where she was.
Upon arrival, the officer noticed a man laying on the ground. After questioning witnesses, police determined that the suspect and the victim got into an altercation at the bar and the bouncer kicked them out. Witnesses told police that the two knew each other.
Tijerina was rushed to University Medical Center where he remains in serious condition. Eric Finley, spokesman for UMC, says Tijerina’s injuries are not life threatening.
Trey McCarty, who was working at Koko Inn at the time of the incident, said there were four or five gunshots.
“I went outside to smoke a cigarette and I noticed a cop pull by me to the front. She went around to the bar side. I went over to see what it was about and saw her talking to the bouncer at the Koko Club. All of a sudden I heard like four or five gun shots and I saw the bouncer point to the direction of C C’s,” McCarty said.
McCarty says the gun shots did not surprise him because there is always something going on at that bar.
“I guess I wasn’t too scared because I figured it’s coming from that area. Something’s always happening there,” McCarty said.
“The thought came into my mind, like if they were running, I would figure they would run back towards the hotel instead of running across 50th. The hotel might be the first place they duck into,” he said.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene. As of Saturday night, the suspect has not been located and the incident is still under investigation.
It happened just before 1 a.m. at Club Monet near N.W. 10th and MacArthur.
COMMERCE, Calif. April 7 2013– A security guard shot and wounded a man who tried to run him over with his car after refusing to leave a Commerce strip club.
FLINT, MI April 7 2013– A 30-year-old Flint man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge after he displayed a gun to a security guard at a Flint bar during a dispute earlier this year.
Terrail K. Culp agreed to plead guilty Wednesday, April 3, in Flint Federal District Court to one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm after he showed a gun to a security guard at Arlene’s Bar on North Saginaw Street during a confrontation in the early morning hours of Feb. 9.
Police were flagged down at the bar and told that Culp displayed a small silver handgun to security while making a verbal threat, according to court records.
The bar’s owner told police that Culp placed the gun under a vehicle in the parking lot after the confrontation.
A Flint police officer found a .38-caliber revolver under a vehicle in the parking lot, according to court records. The bar’s video surveillance showed Culp placing an object under the vehicle when officers approached.
Culp was previously convicted of delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance in 2008 and possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance in 2010.
He was scheduled to be discharged from probation on the 2010 conviction March 18 — a little more than a month after the incident at the Flint bar.
Culp’s sentencing is scheduled for July 30.