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Arrest In Waterbury Strip Club Shooting

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WATERBURY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Waterbury police have made an arrest in a shooting melee outside a city strip club last weekend.

The Republican-American reports that Javier “Bog Hov” Vasquez, 32, turned himself Friday morning and was charged with two counts attempted first-degree assault.

The investigation into the shooting at Pandora’s Cabaret on Washington Avenue, where three people suffered minor injuries, remains under investigation.

Police say some 29 shots were fired around 4 a.m. in the club parking lot. It came following a fight inside the club over a woman. The fight poured outside after bouncers ejected some of the approximately 150 people inside.

An attorney for Vasquez says he was working for a private security team working at the club and returned fire in defense of the club.

Police say surveillance footage shows him firing into a crowd and then running away.

Vasquez was arraigned Friday, ordered held on $750,000 bond.

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