Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at local club, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested a man following an incident in May at a local club.

The incident happened May 6 at the Infiniti Bar and Grill in the 2500 block of North Watkins.

Officers found a man who had been shot in the head lying in front of the business, according to an affidavit.

A witness told officers there was a disturbance inside the club and people began running to their cars to get firearms.

The witness said she saw two men firing shots at people who were running out of the club.

The witness fled to a nearby gas station.

The suspects stopped at the same gas station and were still armed, according to the affidavit.

The club owner said he had rented the club out for a private party for local rap groups.

Video surveillance showed the suspects exiting separate cars at the gas station with weapons in hand moments after the shooting.

Suspect Darrin Askew was picked out of a six-person photo lineup, and CrimeStoppers received a tip about Askew’s involvement in the shooting, according to the affidavit.

According to the tip, the other suspect, John Lotts, had ordered Askew to “shoot the place up.”

Askew has been charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, among other crimes.