LITTLE ROCK, AR -- It looked a trial with a liquor license on the line.
The state Alcohol Beverage Control called witnesses to testify about what happened at Three Gables nightclub on November 13. Security guards say they used pepper spray to break up a fight in the club. Then ordered everyone out.
"We heard five, six, or seven shots, so we continued around the building where we heard the shots," said Sgt. Michael Jenkins, a Pine Bluff police officer who works as security.
Another guard testified those shots came from Trammel Moore, who fought earlier in the club. The bullets killed Walter Ashley, Jr., and injured three others.
Witnesses say they found Ashley slumped over his motorcycle.
Owner Stacey Knott said she staffed ample security and feels she's being singled out for no reason. She said you can't predict a shooting.
"It's pretty hard to know what's on another person's mind because you're not brought up that way," said Stacey Knott, the club owner.
But some neighbors still want the club closed even though Knott's attorney proved violent acts happen at other clubs.
"If she's spending this kind of money on security, then it says there's something else she needs to do. She needs to have a plan in place that she can control," said Rev. Jesse Turner, director of WEED & SEED.