A Louisiana man is charged with shooting and killing another man outside a Warner Robins nightclub early Friday.
Warner Robins police say it happened around 1:45 a.m. at Club La Rouge at 623 S. Houston Lake Road.
The club's manager Eddie Sulaimon described the scene. He said, "Only thing we heard was a gun shot outside. At that point, I locked the doors down and made sure none of our patrons come outside the door."
When officers arrived, theyfound a large crowd and 30-year-old Clarence Lee of Bonaire in the parking lot, shot once in the chest. He later died at the Houston County Medical Center.
Police say his address is 504 Blue Bonnet Trail, Bonaire.
A short time later, officers on the lookout for a silver 2007 Mercedes stopped 22-year-old Eldridge Romain LeBlanc of Gonzales, Louisiana, and charged him with aggravated assault and felony murder.
Police said they've only had a few calls about La Rouge since it opened and those calls were about loud music. Surrounding businesses said they've never had problems with the club either."
It opened in February. That was the same month a man died outside this Houston Lake Road Waffle House. Police said Reginald Smith was firing shots in the air after drinking at near-by Shenanigans bar. Police said an officer shot and killed Smith, because they he was a threat to others.
Major John Wagner with Warner Robins police said they've patrolled bars regularly since then and checked for alcohol violations, but they can't be everywhere, all the time. Wagner said, "It goes back to management. You have to keep an eye on your own place."
At La Rouge, Sulaimon says they're trying. He said, "Were working very diligently and hand in hand with Warner Robins police to make sure we further protect everybody."
Sulaimon said the two men involved in the shooting never came inside his club. He said they have security every night, including four guards on duty Thursday night. Sulaimon said they check for weapons and I.D. as people come in the door.
Anyone with information on the case can call Warner Robins police Detective Karen Stokes at 929-6911.