Update: Death outside DC9; club will close temporarily
A man was beaten to death outside of DC9 nightclub in the early hours of Friday morning. A man died outside of DC9 nightclub in the early hours of Friday morning, according to police. Crime Scene reports that five suspects have been arrested; an e-mail from councilman Jim Graham said those five suspects are employees of the club. His email also said, "MPD is now considering using the emergency police powers of the MPD Chief to shut the establishment for up to 96 hours, allowing the ABC board hold a hearing to consider possible suspension of the alcohol license." (Update: Police chief Cathy Lanier will indeed shut down the club on Friday.) That would mean cancellations of a handful of shows by My Dear Disco, Futurebirds, MillionYoung/Sunglasses/Cool Runnings and Light Pollution/Prince Rama. Last night's show at the club featured New York hardcore punk icons Agnostic Front.
UPDATE: According to DC9's website, some upcoming shows have either been canceled or moved to the Rock & Roll Hotel. Friday's My Dear Disco show and Saturday's Futurebirds show have been canceled. Monday's Million Young/Sunglasses/Cool Runnings show, Tuesday's Light Pollution/Prince Rama show and Wednesday's Zachary Peterson show have all been moved to Rock & Roll Hotel.
UPDATE: As of 5:10 p.m. on Friday afternoon, officials at the Medical Examiner's Officer say they have not ruled the Friday morning death outside of DC9 a homicide. For the latest updates, follow CrimeScene.
| October 15, 2010; 11:39 AM ET
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