'Club O' closes down, police make arrest

Alvin Shackelford (Source: Montgomery Police Department)
Alvin Shackelford (Source: Montgomery Police Department)

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Owners of 'Club O' say they're sick of violence and are closing down, 11 days after a shooting outside their door.  They also tell us they voluntarily surrendered their liquor license.

The news comes after the Montgomery Police Department made an arrest Wednesday in connection with the January 9th 'Club O' murders on the Eastern Boulevard.

Michael Montgomery,38, of Coosada and James Poole,17, of Montgomery, were shot to death in the Club O parking lot around 11:30 that Saturday night.

The suspect, Alvin Shackelford, 21, is Poole's brother.

Investigators signed an Assault 2nd Degree warrant against Shackelford on January 14 in association with the shooting of one other person in the parking lot; Kerry Chappell,30, of Montgomery was shot in the back and shoulder but survived.

After interviewing Shackelford Wednesday at police headquarters, investigators charged him with Poole and Montgomery's murders.

Mr. Shackelford has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $165,000 bond.

Police believe the shootings started after a dispute in the line to get into to the club.

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