BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Melbourne police have arrested all three men believed responsible in a fatal shooting at a Brevard County bar in March.
The shooting killed 34-year-old Alain Noel at Off The Traxx.
Richard Lakes, 34, and Lucious Scott, 30, were arrested Tuesday. Scott had recently been booked at the Brevard County jail on April 19 in connection to a shootout in a Melbourne neighborhood earlier that month.
Elvin Clark, 28, was arrested Wednesday, according to the police department.
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On the night of March 5, Noel and three others entered Off The Traxx after spending some time at a different bar, walking there shortly before the arrival of Lakes, Scott and Clark, who police said is the gunman.
One of the men with Noel walked past Lakes, Scott and Clark while buying drinks, recognizing them as “people with whom he had prior difficulties,” police said.
According to the affidavit, the man with Noel said Lakes, Scott and Clark had recently jumped and beaten him because of his Haitian origins and viewed the Haitian community as “encroaching on their ‘turf.’”
According to surveillance video and witness accounts, Clark purchased two bottles of beer and handed them to Lakes, who immediately emptied them before handing one bottle to Scott.
Lakes and Scott charged the man who recognized them, hitting him in the head with the bottles and cutting him in the process, police said.
On surveillance video, police said Clark appeared to “dance around excitedly” in reaction to the attack, watching it happen from a distance. At this time, police said Clark pointed a gun at Noel and fired four shots.
According to the report, two bullets struck Noel’s legs and another passed through his heart, killing him. A fourth bullet penetrated the bar and struck a bartender in the leg, inflicting non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Lakes and Scott exited the same way, but separately from Clark, who had already driven away in a white Ford Fusion and left them behind. The two face felony charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Lakes’ bond was set at $125,000, and Scott was granted a $75,000 bond Wednesday.
Clark faces a charge of second-degree murder, possession of a gun by a convicted felon and culpable negligence. His is being held without bond on the first charge and has a bond set at $35,000 and $3,000 for the other two charges respectively.