RALEIGH — A shooting at a downtown Raleigh nightclub during a back-to-school bash this month happened after a disagreement between management and the man who was shot, police say in search warrants.
They also said it appeared that two different caliber guns were involved in the incident at the Club Bodi on South West Street.
One of the warrants, returned this week to the Wake County Court Clerks office, was for a phone taken from Michael Alphonse Cadet, 29, of Raleigh, who was charged in the shooting that happened about 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 16.
The other was for a rented 2013 Chevrolet Camaro that was parked outside the club.
Police did not say if Cadet was the person who had rented the car, but they told a magistrate that he was identified as a shooter and had enough time before they detained him to place his firearm inside the trunk of his vehicle and make phone contact with associates.
Officers who searched the Camaro later in the morning said they found a Ruger .380-caliber handgun, bullets, a shell casing and bullets that had hit the car, along with some blood that was to be anaylzed for DNA.
In one warrant application, Detective N.J. Grimaldi told a magistrate that, Victim Hany Mousa Shehadah had an altercation with management and security staff at Club Bodi and was escorted to the parking lot. Soon after being escorted out of the club, the altercation continued with the security staff.
Shehadah, 35, who lives in Rocky Mount, got into his car and was fired on by security staff moments later and hit in the face, Grimaldi said.
Police did not, however, say that Cadet worked for the club.
The Camaro was hit by bullets, police said, along with Shehadah and Keshon Oneil Johnson, 23, of Charlotte, who was wounded in the wrist..
They said there also was blood visible in the street in front of the club.
Cadet was being held in lieu of $501,000 bail and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, firing a weapon into an occupied building or car and causing injury and discharging a firearm in the city.
The Club Bodis website had touted the night of Aug. 15 as a back-to-school party and said buses would pick up students at St. Augustines and Shaw universities.