IRVINGTON, N.J. — Authorities say three men are dead following a Christmas morning fight at a U.S. strip club that began when a man apparently tried to enter with a gun but was stopped.
Two other men were wounded in the shooting Wednesday in New Jersey.
Prosecutors say the three men killed include the club owner’s son and an employee. The third has not been identified, but police say he appears to have been an unintended target.
IRVINGTON — The teenager accused of shooting five people, three of them fatally, at an Irvington go-go bar after he was denied access to the club early Christmas morning was arrested at his mother’s home in Florida today, authorities said.
Anthony Fields, 19, was captured by the FBI in Orlando and charged with three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault after prosecutors said he was the lone gunman in the shooting outside of Slick’s Go-Go bar, said Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Fields was intoxicated and carrying a firearm when he tried to enter the club about 12:45 a.m. Dec. 25, according to prosecutors and relatives.
A dispute erupted between Fields and bouncer Woodley Daniel, 32, relatives said. When Pierre Clervoyant Jr., a manager at Slick’s and son of the club’s owner, tried to calm things down Fields began shooting, according to police and relatives.
Clervoyant Jr., 34, Daniel and Mushir Cureton, 27, were killed.
Two other people were injured, but Ambrose said they have recovered and may have been released from University Hospital in Newark.