1 August, 2017
Gunfire and two car crashes at strip club
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Elton Jones got into an heated dispute with a security guard as he was exiting a North Miami-Dade strip joint early Monday morning, police said.
A few moments later the argument escalated into a fight and a man being hit by a car, two car crashes, gunfire and ultimately Jones being detained and taken to the hospital with bullet wounds.
"He hits a security guard. The security guard begins firing back," said Miami-Dade police Detective Jennifer Capote. "He crashes into a parked vehicle, but he keeps going."
Jones, 35, was brought to the Broward General Hospital with a bullet wound to the arm and one to his lower back. He had not been arrested by late Tuesday morning. The security guard who was struck by his vehicle, police said, wasn't injured.
According to police and witnesses, Jones exited the King of Diamonds strip club at around 4 a.m. For unkown reasons, he began arguing with a security guard. At one point, Capote said, Jones struck a strip club security guard with his white Nissan Altima.
The security guard fearing for his life opened fire on the vehicle and struck it several times, according to police. But Jones kept going, witnesses said, crashing into another car in the parking lot, then eventually heading north on I-95.
The police had radioed ahead to other law enforcement agencies to be on a lookout for the Nissan. Just south of Griffin Road on I-95 in Broward County, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted Jones in his bullet-riddled car and pulled him over.
Police said Jones didn't put up a fight. After seeing his injuries, the officer called paramedics, who transported Jones to the hospital.
As of late Tuesday morning no charges had been filed against Jones or the security guard who fired into his car.