Man dies after ‘major fight’ leads to shooting, stabbing at Raleigh nightclub

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 47-year-old man died after a “major fight” over the weekend at a Raleigh nightclub led to a shooting and stabbing, police said. Two others were injured.

Eric Freeman was shot during the incident, which happened Sunday around 2 a.m. He was taken to WakeMed in serious condition and died on Wednesday, police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide, police said.

Kwaku Bobioh and Niness Biogo, co-owners of the Paris Lounge, said the incident began when a man started acting aggressively and wasn’t allowed inside the club, which is located along the 5500 block of Atlantic Springs Road.

Marcus Noel Best, 31, suffered stab wounds as a result of the incident. He was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. Bobioh and Biogo said he was a contracted security worker at the club.

Officers also responded to Duke Raleigh Hospital where 36-year-old Brandon Lamar Butler had walked in with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds he suffered during the incident.

Raleigh police remained at the scene investigating for more than 24 hours.

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