Two Dead, Three Injured In Overnight Shooting At Memphis Gentlemen’s Club

(Memphis) Two people were killed and three others wounded in a shootout early Friday  morning at a biker bar in North Memphis.

Police said after a fight broke out at the Memphis Gentlemen Motorcycle Club on Chelsea, someone pulled out a gun and started shooting and others returned fire.

“It sounded like a war zone,” said one witness

A woman, who did not want to be identified, said she watched a man shoot the president of the club after he told the man to get off the property.

“When it was all over, one of my other brothers turned him over he took his last breath and he was gone,” said the woman

Police said two men were killed.

Eric Whitaker, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. Jonathan Tripplet, 26, was taken in critical condition to Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

Three others were treated for gunshot wounds.

Robert Taylor, 35, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

MPD says several others were questioned and released.


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