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Update: Death outside DC9; club will close temporarily

DC9 will be shuttered, at least temporarily. (Nick Kirkpatrick/FTWP)

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.

By Click Track  | October 15, 2010; 11:39 AM ET
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While one could say that "he had it coming to him" for throwing a brick through the window, I don't think he should have been killed. These people certainly have a lot of trouble on their hands, and I bet today they wished they had just called the cops and swept up the glass. It's a shame all the way around really. Chance are DC9 is finished, at least as you know it, simply because the victim's family will sue the club, the guys involved in the beating, all down the line.
That's the club life kiddies! When you're at the clubs late in a rough edgy part of town, it's better to let the rabble do their thing and step away...

Posted by: dcghettoking | October 19, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I,m sorry this young man died, however what else went on inside the club prior to him throwing a brick thru the window? I'd also like to know why it is that the predominent number of violence acts and controversies seem to involve immigrants of the United States anymore. If these people aren't happy with the way they are being treated than I think they should migrate somewhere else. The United States government and its people owe these people nothing!

Posted by: shojim89 | October 20, 2010 6:19 AM | Report abuse

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