A man wanted in connection with a shooting at a Calumet City nighclub that left two dead and two wounded has been brought back to Illinois from Texas to face murder charges, police said.
Antonio Goston, 26, was arrested May 23 in Fort Worth, Texas, on charges stemming from the shooting at the What’s Up Tavern in April, according to Calumet City police. Goston is to appear in Markham Court for a bond hearing this morning, police said.
Calumet City police were called to the nightclub about 1:45 a.m. on April 21 and found three people on the ground with gunshot wounds, police said. One of them, Willie Randall White Jr., 24, of Merrillville, Ind., was dead.
Police said White and another man had intervened when they saw several people harassing a woman in the bar’s parking lot, police said. White and the other man and a woman were shot by one of them, police said.
When police arrived, Archie Chambers, 19, of Chicago, fired at officers and a crowd that had gathered outside the club, police said. The officers returned fire, and Chambers ran south of the club and jumped a fence, where police later found him dead of gunshot wounds.
Police said they found a gun on Chambers’ body following the shooting, though Chambers’ sister has said relatives do not believe he fired on police.
Arshanette Chambers said she was told by friends that her brother did wield a gun after his friend had been shot dead, but he had thrown the gun down and was hopping over a gate when he was shot.
Police were able to identifiy Goston as one of the suspects in the shootings, and he was brought back to Illinois on Tuesday, according to police.
Goston was on parole in a 2008 drug case in which he was sentenced to three years in prison.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times