A D.C. nightclub and adjacent restaurant in the Shaw neighborhood were ordered closed for four days after a man was fatally shot following a dispute inside the club Saturday.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier ordered 1920 DC and Asefu's restaurant closed for four days, labeling them a threat to public safety after Saturday's shooting, The Washington Post reports.
The proprietors of 1920 DC and Asefu’s Restaurant, which are jointly owned, can request a public hearing to regain their liquor license after the order expires and the District’s alcohol regulatory board completes its investigation later this week, according to the Post.
Mount Vernon resident Joseph Hardin, 30, was killed Saturday at about 1:15 a.m. in a shooting outside of 1920 DC in the 1900 block of Ninth Street NW, according to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.
Detectives from the police department's Homicide Branch arrested and charged suspect Cedric Spicer, 24, in connection with the shooting on Saturday. Hardin and Spicer allegedly got into a dispute at 1920 DC, a nightclub and lounge a few blocks from Howard University.