A Decatur man is behind bars after police say he shot five people in a nightclub.
21-year-old Charles L. Fitzpatrick faces attempted first degree murder charges. The shooting happened around 1:30am Saturday morning at Celebrity Nites on N 22nd street. Police say the club was having a busy night and that several fights were starting. That's when Fitzpatrick pulled out a gun and shot several times into the crowd. Five people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but none of their injuries were life-threatening.
Detectives put out a warrant for Fitzpatrick's
arrest around 9:30am Saturday. He was arrested a few hours later in the
area of Union and Eldorado Street. Fitzpatrick's bail has been set at $1,000,000.
Anyone with more information concerning the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers (423-8477) or Decatur Police Detectives (424-2736).