Columbus police have arrested three of the four alleged Gangster Disciple gang members accused of firing shots at bouncers July 4 following a dispute in Club Fetish.
Dennis Brown, 27, Dontavis Matthews, 26, and Ricardo Williams, 30, were apprehended in connection with the incident. Officials have issued a warrant for a fourth suspect, but they declined to release his name.
Columbus police responded to Club Fetish at 4504 Armour Road around 2 a.m. July 4 to investigate an incident where shots were fired. No one harmed, but multiple vehicles were damaged.
Cpl. Delante’ Odom said further investigation indicated that Brown, Matthews, Williams and a fourth individual arrived at the club in two vehicles as the establishment was closing.
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“They came into the parking lot and positioned themselves, so no one could actually exit the parking lot,” Odom testified.
Odom said there was a confrontation in the establishment between the suspects and someone inside. Bouncers asked them to leave the premises, according to police.
Witnesses told police that Brown got into another altercation outside of the club before the entire group of suspects fired shot at the club bouncers for about 15 to 30 seconds.
Odom said surveillance video shows two of the bouncers grabbing guns from their vehicles to protect themselves and the other patrons. They didn’t fire their weapons.
“They were too busy trying to take cover,” Odom told the judge.
All four suspects sped away from the scene, according to police.
Matthews, Williams and Brown were taken into custody between July 13 and Wednesday.
Odom said Brown told police he was at the club with a weapon, but he didn’t fire his weapon.
Brown pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of firearm by a convicted and second-degree criminal damage to property. He was ordered held in the Muscogee County Jail after being denied bond on multiple charges.
Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.