A 37-year-old poker player was among the four people who lost their lives at a shootout at an unlicensed club in Brooklyn this Sunday, according to the police official report.
Mr. Chester Goode might have been acting on a grudge that he has been holding since a fight erupted between him and the social club in the club last year. The club occupies a slot in the townhouses in Brooklyn and is reported to be operating without a license. Possibly he was orchestrating a robbery from other players after he realized he was about to lose the game. According to the New York Times, the mayhem attracted a fleet of police and complaints from the neighborhood.
A brief talk to the police in the investigation team pointed out that Investigations were being done to determine the cause of the gunfight inside Triple Aces Private & Rental place poker club. He requested anonymity since investigations were on their early stage and did not want it to lead to unfounded theories. The gunfight led to the perpetrator Mr. Chester Goode and three people inside the poker club dead.
According to witnesses who talked to officials, Mr. Chester Goode, aged 37 years, entered the Triple Aces Private & Rental place social club at around 7 in the morning. He pulled out a gun and commanded everyone to get down. He fired a bullet to the ceiling as a warning shot before turning the gun to his fellow players in a small spot in the club.
The officials also said that Mr. Goode had already killed two colleagues of his before the bouncer guarding the club came in to save the situation.
Unfortunately, the bouncer, Dominic Wimbush, a 47 years old man, was also shot dead in the crossfire after killing Mr. Goode. Terrance Bishop, a 36-year-old and John Thomas aged 32 years, were too caught in the crossfire and died in the process. The three victims lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant apart from the main perpetrator, Mr. Goode, whose last known location was Canarsie.
Mr. Eddie Baldwin, the brother to Mr. Bishop, talked to the reporters, crowded at the club. He said that Mr. Goode might have had a feeling that his competitors were cheating him. Acting on this conviction, he went haywire since he believed he would lose the game anyway.
“We are trying to pin down the precise motive for the shooting and also figure out how the owners operated the social club. There haven’t been any arrest by Sunday, and we are still unclear if we would charge anyone at the moment”, the police said.
The club was still under crime scene mode on Sunday afternoon. A police tape hung two blocks from the local precinct where the shooting happened. Two officers manned the place with their packed car at the restrain with blinkering police lights.
The investigator further reported that Mr. Goode fired about 15 shots with his nine-millimeter handgun, from the bullet shells found in the scene of the crime. Mr. Dominic fired about four rounds in retaliation from his revolver before he was shot dead. Both guns were recovered from the crime scene on Saturday, according to the police report.
Mr. Rodney Harrison, the lead patrol officer, raised concerns on why the club had been a nuisance to the neighborhood, but no official case reported up to that time.
Harrison was quoted saying that he needed the community to work with the authorities to put a halt to the operations because if something wasn’t done, more of such cases were bound to happen.
Samuel Revels, the owner of the building, said the club`s owner rented the building for two years, and Mr. Revels had no idea it was for a poker club.