A 28-year-old Arlington man is in jail, accused in separate bar shootings last month in Arlington and Fort Worth that left one man dead and two others injured.
The shootings occurred within a two-hour period on Dec. 20.
Patrick Lee Smith was free on bond in connection with the Arlington shooting when he was arrested Friday on warrants accusing him in the fatal shooting at the Stiletto’s Cabaret in Fort Worth.
Smith is accused of fatally shooting Johnson Williams, 28, of Fort Worth, shortly after 2 a.m. Dec. 20 after an argument inside the club at 3929 Farm Road 157 spilled out into the Stiletto’s parking lot.
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A 25-year-old man was also injured in the shooting.
About two hours after the Stiletto’s shooting, Arlington police suspect Smith shot 26-year-old Terrance Brown in the parking lot of the Blaqberry Bar, 844 Secretary Drive, after a disagreement in the club. An Arlington police report indicates Brown was shot seven times but survived.
Smith was charged Jan. 9 with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Arlington shooting. He was free on $25,000 bond in that case as well as $3,500 bond on a pending evading arrest charge when he was arrested on the Fort Worth warrants Friday.
He is accused of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Fort Worth shooting and was being held in the Mansfield jail Monday with bail set at a combined $175,000.
Tarrant County court records show Smith was sentenced in 2005 to two years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the March 2004 shooting of a man in Arlington.
He also has previous convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, failure to identify and evading arrest.
Fort Worth police had initially arrested Smith’s brother, 20-year-old Karri Katrik Viswanath, in connection with the Stilettos shooting but later released him after homicide investigators determined he was not responsible for the slaying.
Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655