Police arrested an employee of the Still Life downtown nightclub early Monday, charging he had fired a shot at the club and then told officers that someone else did it.
Charles Tate Marrow, 37, of 1619 Budwood Drive in Raleigh, was charged with resisting a public officer and violating a city ordinance against firing a gun inside city limits.
Dispatchers sent police to Still Life, at 401 N. West St., about 12:45 a.m. to investigate a report that a crowd was out of control, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Officers heard the shot as they arrived, Sughrue said.
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According to an arrest warrant, Marrow initially told Officer W.R. Jackson that a club patron had fired the shot when Marrow had done it.
No one was hurt.
Arrest records showed Marrow told booking officers he worked for Still Life Entertainment, which says it operates the Raleigh club and one in Greensboro. Sughrue said he did not know what Marrow’s job is there.
Marrow was released on a written promise to appear in court.