Suspect Nabbed In Bouncer’s Stabbing Death

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit police say they’ve arrested a man accused of fatally stabbed a bouncer who was ejecting him from Club Pandemonium, a nightclub that was the scene of another guard’s killing three months earlier.

Chief Ralph Godbee said 20-year-old LaVelle Dumas was arrested Thursday and will be arraigned Friday for first degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Lou Ferrin.

Police say Ferrin was working at the club on Congress Street as a bouncer around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when a fight broke out between Dumas and some other patrons. As Dumas was escorted out of the establishment, he allegedly produced a knife and stabbed Ferrin in the neck. Ferrin later died of his injury.

Ferrin’s death marks the fourth murder related to Club Pandemonium in the last 16 months. Most recently, 38-year-old Marcel Jackson was working as a bouncer when he was fatally shot June 20 in a dispute with a male customer. Jackson’s murder remains unsolved.

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