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Nightclub shuttered after June 5 shooting


ABC licenses relinquished; owner and three employees charged

State alcohol law enforcement agents have apparently pulled the plug on an area nightclub after a shooting earlier this month injured two of the business’ patrons.

In a formal announcement on Monday, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement declared that the gunfire on June 5 has prompted the “cancellation” of the alcohol permits that the state had previously issued to the Mamba Event Center (more popularly referred to as Club Mamba) at 2371 Corporation Parkway in Burlington.

ALE also revealed that its agents have filed criminal charges against four individuals linked to the club for their alleged dereliction of duty on the night of the shooting.

Among those whom ALE has charged in this case is the club’s proprietor Octavis Davis. A 35-year-old resident of Winston-Salem, Davis is accused of failing to prevent disorderly conduct from breaking out inside the club in violation of his permits from the state’s Alcohol Beverage Commission.

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According to ALE, Davis voluntarily relinquished the club’s permits two days after the shooting took place.

In addition to Davis, ALE agents have filed charges against 50-year-old Benjamin Knight II of Greensboro, 25-year-old Tavarius Juan Liandre Miller of Winston-Salem, and 23-year-old Daiquan Controll Monk of Bayboro. According to the state agency, all three were working as armed guards on the night of the shooting despite not having licenses to serve in this capacity.

Meanwhile, Burlington police are still seeking the alleged shooter at the nightclub, 19-year-old Kevin Eugene Beckham II of Gibsonville.

Kevin Eugene Beckham II

At least three others have been arrested in connection with the shooting and subsequent events stemming from the shooting at the nightclub.

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