Customer couldn’t handle being thrown out of a strip club and pulled a gun — here’s what we know


Update, 4:10 p.m., Sunday: 23-year-old Markeese Dewitt was charged with attempted murder on Saturday night, WRAL reported.

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A North Carolina strip club customer who apparently couldn’t handle being thrown out of the joint in Fayetteville responded by pulling a gun early Saturday and firing away, killing one and wounding three more.

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The shooting took place just before 2 a.m. on Saturday at a nightclub known as Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club. WTVD detailed on its TV broadcast about the incident that one person is confirmed dead and three others are wounded. One of those three is in critical condition.

The news channel added that early reports, although not confirmed, say that one of the victims was shot in the head. Early reports said that the owner of the club was one of those shot.

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Whether that person is the one who later died at the hospital or is in critical condition is not clear at this time, but we do know the identity of the deceased. WTVD identified the victim as a 40-year-old Akash R. Talati.

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Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club describes itself on its Facebook as “Fayetteville’s premier spot for adult entertainment” with “the best drink specials, exotic entertainment and celebrity appearances in [the area].”

The business changed its Facebook profile picture three days ago with text reading “You only leave ones.”

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Authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-818-3468 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477.

A suspect has not yet been named.

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