Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting outside a South Hills after-hours club this month that killed one man and injured two others.
Lorenzo Guerrero, 23, and Roberto Gutierrez, 22, were arrested on murder warrants: Guerrero at a relative’s house Monday afternoon and Gutierrez after a traffic stop Sunday night.
They are accused in the death of Aldwin Brown, 26.
Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said investigators suspect that Gutierrez was driving as Guerrero randomly fired shots from the back passenger seat at club patrons standing in the parking lot of Liquorville at 5203 McCart Ave. early July 12.
The site is a former liquor store that operates as an after-hours club, sometimes referred to as Liquorville Afterhours or Kings of the After Hours.
Loughman said patrons had been told to leave the club after two women began fighting inside and men soon joined in, prompting security to use pepper spray.
The suspects are believed to have left the club along with others and to have returned a short time later, shooting from the car as they drove through the parking lot, Loughman said.
Though the suspects have ties to one of the women initially involved in the fight, Loughman said, it remains unknown “why they decided to come back to the parking lot and randomly shoot people.”
Brown and two others were struck by gunfire.
Brown, who police say was not involved in the fighting in the club, died a short time later in John Peter Smith Hospital.
Gutierrez and Guerrero were both being held Monday in the Mansfield Jail with bail set at $100,000 each.
Loughman said no other arrests are expected at this time.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is continuing to investigate the after-hours club, which was not licensed with TABC.
Patrons to the club would reportedly pay a cover charge but brought in their own alcohol, police say.
TABC Lt. Carla Thompson said it can still be a violation of the law, however, if people were consuming alcohol in a public place after 2:15 a.m.
Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655