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One arrested, two killed in Fayetteville nightclub shootings

Posted January 11, 2009 6:42 a.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2009 3:57 p.m. EST

The Palomino Night Club, 2869 Owen Drive in Fayetteville, has come under scrutiny by city authorities for its history of violence.

— Two 31-year-old men died after unrelated shootings at two Fayetteville nightclubs early Sunday, police said.

Alejandro Gonzales Reves, of an unknown address, died in a shooting at the Palomino Night Club, 2869 Owen Drive, around 2 a.m Officers arrested a suspect, Carlos Javier Serrano, 24, of the 900 block of Juniper Drive, as he attempted to flee the scene, police said.

Serrano was charged with first-degree murder and placed in the Cumberland County Jail without bond.

Investigators said they recovered the gun used in the shooting at the scene.

Around 3 a.m., someone dropped a victim from a second shooting off at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, police said. Keith Glover, of an unknown address, was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Glover was shot in the parking lot of the City Limits nightclub, 6323 Raeford Road, police said. Homicide detectives went to the scene and continued to investigate late Sunday morning.

Anyone with information on Glover's death should call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 or the Fayetteville Police Department Homicide Unit at 910-433-1856. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in some felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

In the summer of 2008, the city of Fayetteville sued to take possession of the Palomino Night Club. The lawsuit stated that the club created an atmosphere that encouraged drug dealing, assaults and shootings.

In January 2007, Aljandro Martinez, 19, of Fayetteville, was stabbed to death outside the club, which was then called The Palomino/South Beach Club. Police arrested Jacob Nolasco, 24, of Fayetteville, but believe that at least one more person was involved in the stabbing death.

On April 24, a shooting in the club's parking lot injured Kendrick Johnson, 19, of Fayetteville.