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Police Investigate Shooting at Jett Lounge on Clairmont

The incident left two men in the hospital.


DeKalb Police are investigating a Saturday morning shooting at a Clairmont Road nightclub in which two men were shot,

According to the police report, the incident occurred at approximately 3 am Saturday morning at the Jett Lounge on Clairmont Road, near the city limits of both Brookhaven and Chamblee.

The police report says that patrons, Joe Lipscomb of Atlanta and Lorenzo Griffin of Decatur, were involved in an altercation in the club and asked by security to leave the premises. Outside, Griffin and a friend, Shane Sisco of Loganville, attempted to leave in Griffin’s red pickup.

Lipscomb then allegedly pulled a gun and shot Griffin in the head. The report said Sisco attempted to jump out of the truck when he struck by the vehicle. A second suspect, Rickey Bryant, then allegedly began stomping on Sisco while he was on the ground.

Lipscomb had fled the scene by the time police arrived.

A witness told police that she was accompanying Lipscomb to the club when the suspect asked her to carry his gun inside the club, but that she refused.

Both Griffin and Sisco were transported to Grady Medical Center. Patch has been unable to learn about their condition.

Bryant was arrested at the scene charged with aggravated assault. A warrant has been issued for Lipscomb, who police said was last seen wearing an all-black sweat suit with red stripes down the side.

John McGrew February 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Again, nothing good happens in this town after midnight.
Eddie E. February 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Just wait until our entire Police force on duty after midnight is equal to the number of officers who responded to the shooting!
JBrookhaven February 20, 2013 at 01:56 AM
This didn't take place in Brookhaven City limits...
JBrookhaven February 20, 2013 at 02:00 AM
While I understand you are concerned about the size of the police force, there could never be enough officers to PREVENT this type of crime. The bigger question is why places like this are allowed to operate so close to residential properties? That place, along with many others, is a complete cesspool. This is on Dekalb County. We know you don't like Brookhaven, but shoehorning that into every discussion seems fruitless.
Let's Make Brookhaven Great February 20, 2013 at 06:27 PM
"Again, nothing good happens in this town after midnight." If that's how you feel why don't you move to the suburbs? I am sorry but that comment is such a gross over reaction or over generalization of what are still isolated incidences. I agree there needs to be noise buffers, and illegally operating or substandard clubs can't stay open. But saying every club opened past midnight is not good is irresponsible. Lots of tax dollars are generated and lots of salaries are paid providing a safe entertainment outlet to people in this town. Lots of good things happen after midnight.
Enuff Govt Already February 20, 2013 at 07:14 PM
As I read the story the incident happened in the parking lot. I think its wrong to blame the biz (or the county or a city) instead of the people involved. That would be like blaming a department store because some customers got into it in the parking lot on a Sunday afternoon. But besides that personal opinion, it seems the police were there fast enough to arrest one suspect immediately and gather enough information to seek a warrant for the other almost immediately. My thanks to the police for wrapping this crime up in such quick fashion!
JBrookhaven February 20, 2013 at 09:31 PM
EGA - I agree with you that the police did seem to respond quickly. However, the crime is far from wrapped up. The individual who pulled a gun and shot somebody in the head is at large. An arrest was made for misdemeanor battery, and a warrant was issued for the gunman. On the other hand, why is a place like this allowed to operate within feet of a residential zoned area? I don't care if the patrons want to shoot one another, I just don't want a stray bullet hitting my children or neighbors.
HamBurger February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Of greater concern is what will happen once we have our own police department with its problematic 911 ChatComm system (like Sandy Springs and Dunwoody) coupled with incidents that border Brookhaven or are on the edges of the city. This incident was in DeKalb, across the street from Brookhaven, and not far from Chamblee. Once we have our own police department in operation that is when we will see confusion, delays, and possible duplicate and triplicate responses due to jurisdictional confusion. May I have some more thin sliced onions and pickles?
Eddie E. February 20, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Mr. Burger, Since when have we signed on to the failing 'ChatComm' system? I don't recall that being one of the 'services' nor have I seen any publication of intent to abandon our currently functional '911' system (which also works seamlessly at my business in Chamblee). In this situation, the DCPD was on scene quickly, as they are usually visible somewhere close at hand in the area. My concern is for potential incidents just across the street (in the 'city') if the Police department is kept to the tiny little number required to make the budget projections work.
Eddie E. February 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Yes, it was across the street from the outer limits of the 'city'. So what?
Enuff Govt Already February 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM
@Eddie..in the Gov's Commission-Police, Actionable Item 7: Re-evaluate E-911 Services. page 18
Eddie E. February 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
My mistake. I thought that had been dropped from the final report. I guess there is just too much 'profit' there for the Citizen's to come first.
HamBurger February 20, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Mr. EGA, and don’t forget that it is the goal of C$ND, Brookhaven Yes, and J. Max Davis to remove Brookhaven from anything that speaks of DeKalb County. Although, geographically, we are still in DeKalb County. Even if it jeopardizes public safety. And, why do I mention C$ND and Brookhaven Yes when these organizations no longer exist? Because their leaders are now running their city! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. February 20, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Mr. Burger, Quite true. Those who were not elected, were summarily appointed. Doesn't it make you feel warm and fuzzy?
John McGrew February 25, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Let's Make Brookhaven Great: Part of the city movement was to move us further away from the Vernon Jones notion that DeKalb could only be economically viable as a 24-hour club city. Nonsense. So forgive me if I don't want to be living near this kind of nonsense. The worst fear for Brookhaven should be that people like me flee for the 'burbs, just like they did from the City of Atlanta decades ago. How'd that work out for them?
John McGrew February 25, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Fortunately Eddie, most of these "problem" establishments are technically outside of Brookhaven city limits, so they are still DeKalb Police's problem. Our problem is our proximity to them. Fortunately our police department will be more dedicated to trolling for the after-effects. I am confident that we won't be seeing many new late-night establishments in around our neighborhoods in the city.
HamBurger February 25, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Mr. John, it will be interesting to see when we can afford our police department. Are we even getting revenue from tickets being written in Brookhaven yet? Is our court operational yet? Please pass the yellow mustard!
John McGrew February 25, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Perhaps your tag-line should be "pass the red herrings". As usual, your comment was completely non-sequitur.
HamBurger February 25, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Mr. John, sounds like you know more about the city budget than our mayor does . . . Good for you! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Kathie " SOC" Coy March 01, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Just to update the shooter was arrested on the 27th.
JBrookhaven March 01, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Thanks for the update Kathie.
"E Pluribus Unum" March 12, 2013 at 02:35 PM
To John McGraw's original point, I believe it's a universal belief, regardless of what community someone lives in, shiitte happens after midnight. All races, communities, and locales.

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