Judge orders Fayetteville nightclub closed
Posted January 29, 2009
Fayetteville, N.C. — A judge has ordered a Fayetteville nightclub closed following two homicides outside it over the past year.
Superior Court Judge Jack Thompson issued a temporary injunction Wednesday against the Palomino Club until a trial scheduled for late March.
On Jan. 11, Alejandro Gonzales Reves died in a shooting outside the club, at 2869 Owen Drive.
Last summer, the city sued to take possession of the club, saying it created an atmosphere that encouraged drug dealing, assaults and shootings.
In January 2008, Aljandro Martinez, 19, of Fayetteville, was stabbed to death there. And on April 24, a shooting in the club's parking lot injured another Fayetteville man.