Security guards arrested in Shiph Lucci nightclub shooting


The security guards who returned fire after a man shot into a crowded nightclub on December 18, 2021, have been arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, destroying evidence, and discharging a weapon in a public place.

At about 12:45 a.m. on December 18, 21-year-old Jacquez Shamar Walker, who was a patron of Shiph Lucci Nightclub at 6 W. University Avenue, got into a verbal altercation with a security guard, allegedly pulled a 9mm pistol from an ankle holster, and fired once into the crowded nightclub. Walker was arrested after the incident and released on $50,000 bail. In January, a sworn complaint was filed against Walker, alleging that he did not have a concealed weapons permit.

According to sworn complaints against security guards Bryant Javelle Hodges, 33, and Malik Obryant Harrison, 27, the two were “placed in immediate fear for their safety and were made to believe deadly violence from [Walker] was imminent.”

Post Miranda, the two security guards reportedly admitted to carrying concealed firearms and returning fire, striking and wounding Walker. Bryant reportedly admitted to carrying a loaded firearm in his waistband, and officers reported finding a handgun in Harrison’s pocket when he was detained. Bryant said he had previously had a Class G firearms license, but it had expired. Harrison did not have a concealed weapons permit.

Charges were filed on February 7. Harrison was arrested on February 18 and released on $45,000 bail. Bryant was arrested on February 21 and has been released on $45,000 bail.

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