Reporting Pat Warren
ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ)—Baltimore County Police are keeping a close eye on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. Last weekend a man was shot and killed in the Club Baltimore parking lot.
Pat Warren has more on the concerns about the club.
Noise, assault and now homicide. The Baltimore County police chief has reason to consider Club Baltimore a potential threat to public safety.
Nothing appeared unusual at Club Baltimore on the morning of July 2. But around 2 a.m., before the sun came up, the parking lot was a crime scene– as described by a passerby who declined to be identified.
“Oh man I saw – it was at least 20 police cars out here and they had the whole area roped off and it was terrible,” the witness said.
George William Bryant, 36, was shot and killed in the parking lot.
The manager tells WJZ it was impossible for employees to tell what led to the shooting because access to the club parking lot from Pulaski Highway makes the location open to highway traffic.
“I would think that this was an okay location, but being that I saw all that last week I don’t think I’ll be coming back here,” said a witness.
A spokesperson for county police says it’s on the chief’s radar, especially in light of what happened at the club last weekend. The department has paid very close attention to Club Baltimore and the police chief has made it clear that he’s prepared to take action if the situation does not improve.
The manager tells WJZ the club staff is fully cooperating with police. He says management is concerned about their own safety, as well as the safety of others and is working on noise complaints.
“And we’re optimistic that the situation will improve there,” he said.
Club Baltimore remains open for business.
A hearing on noise complaints is reportedly scheduled for next month.
Police are asking anyone with information about last week’s shooting to contact them.