Michael Weisz was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Leroy Fisher, 64.
At about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to parking lot behind Badlands Nightclub near 20th and K streets. Fisher had substantial injuries, and he was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he later died.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, witnesses helped detectives quickly identify two people in the car that had hit Fisher.
They both arranged to meet Sacramento police in San Francisco shortly before noon Wednesday, and Weisz, identified as the car’s driver, was brought back to Sacramento.
Investigators said Fisher and another security guard had removed Weisz and his friend from Badlands earlier in the night. The club owner says Weisz was throwing ice at a bartender, and Fisher threw him out.
Fisher later found Weisz and his friend in a rear parking lot, police said, at which point Weisz got in his car.
Detectives said they think Weisz hit Fisher on purpose, according to a statement from Sacramento Sgt. Norm Leong.
People Mourn At ‘Pops’ Vigil
Dozens of mourners came to 20th and K streets in Sacramento to pay their respects to a man they considered a dear friend.
At a candle light vigil people remembered Fisher and described him as a good, sweet, fun loving man.
Many called Fisher by his nickname “Pops” because of all the lollypops he would hand out to people.