Homicide

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Two arrested, charged with murder

Deondre Davis, left, and Cornell Beckley face murder charges in a deadly shooting at Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati

Deondre Davis, left, and Cornell Beckley face murder charges in a deadly shooting at Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati  (Cincinnati Police Department)

Two men have been arrested and will be charged with murder in connection with a shootout that killed a man and injured 16 other people at a nightclub in Cincinnati, police said Thursday.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac told a news conference that one of the suspects, 27-year-old Cornell Beckley, was arrested Thursday. The second suspect, 29-year-old Deondre Davis, remained in critical condition at a local hospital after being wounded in the gun battle at the Cameo nightclub early Sunday. 

Despite the arrests and pending charges, Isaac told reporters that investigators have evidence that other individuals were involved. 

"We still have a long way to go," Mayor John Cranley said. 

Police estimate 200 people were inside the club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati when a dispute escalated into a gunfight in which more than 20 shots were fired.

A 27-year-old man, O'Bryan Spikes, was killed in the shooting.

The club's operator says it will close for good on Friday.

City officials say the club was the scene of violence in recent years, including a shooting inside on New Year's Day 2015 and another shooting in the parking lot.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.