One dead in club shooting

Gunfire at 10th Street venue results in multiple injuries

By Ralph Hardin

An incident at a West Memphis night club left one man dead and several others injured. According to West Memphis Police Captain Ken Mitchell, late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, at approximately 2:36 a.m., the West Memphis Police Department responded to the VIP Club, located at 111 N. 10th St., in reference to a call of shots being fired in the area. “Upon arrival, patrol officers located multiple victims with gunshot wounds,” said Mitchell. “Among the shooting victims was 23-year-old D’Angelo Brown.” Paramedics arrived on the scene and began treating Brown for life threatening injuries, however he was later pronounced dead at the scene due to a gunshot wound to the chest area.   “During the investigation that followed, WMPD Detectives located other victims at the Regional One Trauma Center in Memphis,” said Mitchell. “These victims all had non-life threatening gunshot wounds from the incident at the club.” Detectives gathered evidence and statements at the crime scene that led them to develop Raheem Stackhouse, age 20, of Shady Grove as the suspect in the shootings. WMPD Officers located Stackhouse soon after at his residence in Shady Grove and he was taken into custody without incident.   “Stackhouse cooperated with detectives and gave a statement regarding the shooting incident,” Mitchell said. “According to multiple witness statements, the shooting stemmed from an alteration inside the club earlier that evening.” Stackhouse was arraigned in West Memphis District Court on Monday, Feb. 8. Stackhouse was formally charged with 1st Degree Murder, a Terroristic Act, and six counts of Battery in the 1st Degree. Crittenden County District Judge Fred Thorne set Stackhouse’s bond at $350,000. He is in custody at the Crittenden County Detention Center.


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