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Shots Ring Out for Second Time in Week at Raleigh Club

Posted April 15, 2007 2:51 p.m. EDT
Updated April 16, 2007 8:04 a.m. EDT

— Police arrested a security guard at a social club after he was shot early Sunday, and they were looking for the man who shot him.

It was the second incident in a week at Fiesta, a club at 4212 Wake Forest Road.

Michael Monroe was grazed by a shot fired by a man who had begun firing a gun after he was tossed out of Fiesta, police said. After investigating, police charged Monroe with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon and filing a false police report, spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Police also charged the head of Fiesta security, Thomas Wilson, with delay and obstruction for giving police inaccurate information about what had happened at the club, Sughrue said.

The man who shot Monroe was described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. He had a thin beard or mustache and either dreadlocks or braided hairs. He reportedly had a grill or gold teeth. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt and a baseball cap with NY Yankees symbols all over it.

Last week, police charged Landis Deshon Strickland, 27, of Durham with assaulting a law enforcement officer in an incident on April 8 at Fiesta.

In that incident, which also happened about 2 a.m., a man was shot in a melee that began with the theft of a necklace from a man leaving the club, Sughrue said.