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Nightclub shooting leaves one man dead and another hospitalized

By Tia Lyons
This article was published November 20, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

An El Dorado man is being sought in connection to a shooting early Sunday morning that left one man dead and another seriously injured at a local nightclub.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Corey Dewayne Tate, 44, of El Dorado, in the murder of 32-year-old Brandon Sanders and the injury of a second man.

Officers responded at 3:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of a shooting at The Brick House, 1814 Junction City Road.

Upon arrival, they found two men with gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

Both men were transported by ambulance to Medical Center of South Arkansas, where Sanders later succumbed to his injuries.

The body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for an autopsy, said Capt. Kevin Holt, public information for the El Dorado Police Department.

The second victim was airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock for further treatment.

Police did not release the name of the second victim, pending the notification of family members.

Holt said the second victim was also in his 30s.

Detectives worked through the night and into the day Sunday to piece together the details of the incident, Holt said.

By late Sunday afternoon, he said investigators still had not established a motive for the shooting.

However, they had gathered enough information to identify a suspect, and a warrant was subsequently issued for Tate’s arrest.

Tate is wanted on several felony charges, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a certain person and a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is described as a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 168 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Holt urged anyone who was at the Brick House when the shooting occurred or anyone with knowledge of Tate’s whereabouts to call 870-881-4810.

Tia Lyons may be contacted at 870-862-6611 or tlyons@ eldoradonews.com.

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