Clayton County

1 killed, several shot after fight outside bar

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a bar in Clayton County early Wednesday morning.

Officers said one man was killed and several others were injured when shots broke out at the Ice Bar Lounge and Restaurant around 1:40 a.m.

According to police, people began arguing inside the bar and soon the fight became physical. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, where a shootout began.

Bullets flew through the parking lot, shattering the glass at a nearby barbershop in the River Station Plaza on West Fayetteville.

Police said 25-year-old Curtis Lamar Wright died at the scene. Several others transported themselves to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

"There's never, never, never a reason for it to result in something like this," the bar owner's friend Satchel Jester said. "They need to get their life together. Gunfighting? They need to put them away."

Jester says the owner of the bar is making plans for a peace rally that will happen soon. A Fourth of July party planned for Wednesday night at the bar was canceled.


The deejay who was planning the event spoke to Channel 2's Tom Jones.

"We were expecting a big turnout tonight," the deejay, who goes by Hollywood Boo Man, said. "This is how I feed my family so what I gotta say now, the whole day without making no money just because somebody want to shoot somebody."

He says he feels sorry for the man who lost his life and he doesn't blame the club.

"It ain't got nothing to do with the club. It's the people that came in there," he said. "If you got to bring a gun, don't go man."

Police are still working to determine a motive and who may face charges.

If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477.