DALTON GA. March 25 2014
The man murdered in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning died protecting others, a friend and co-worker said.
“Bruno” was a security guard at Las Delicias Bar, at 511 E. Morris St., where he was working when he was shot and killed in the bar parking lot just before 1 a.m., said a man who identified himself only as Junior. Junior, who also works security, said he is nightclub owner’s son. It was unclear who owns the bar. Junior said he did not know Bruno’s last name.
The shooting suspect, 20-year-old Orlando Ramirez, whose last known address was 209 Beulah Drive in Dalton, still had not been captured as of Sunday evening. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black and white checkered hooded sweatshirt.
Police have taken out warrants for Ramirez on the charges homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. He was seen driving a late 1990s model burgundy Honda Accord with black wheels, according to a press release from the Dalton Police Department. The car was last seen westbound on Morris Street. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ramirez is asked to call Detective Chris Tucker at (706) 278-9085, ext. 165 or dial 911.
Two others, Juvencio Vega-Garcia, 20, of 903 N. Hamilton St., and Fernando Antoio Resendiz, 21, of 1601 Beverly Drive, were arrested Sunday and charged with one count each of homicide for being accessories to the crime. Both were believed to have been with Ramirez before, during and after the shooting, the release states.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the shooting, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said.
“Whatever happened outside of the bar,” Frazier said. “It happened very quickly. It wasn’t a matter of a fight escalating to something.”
Another man, also a security guard at the club, was shot and was taken to Hamilton Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Officials had not released the names of the victims late Sunday evening pending notification of family, Frazier said.