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Update: Police Identify Suspect in Stardust Lounge Shooting

Shoot causes police to take a closer look at the adult entertainment club.


Update, Feb. 13, 10:45 a.m.: Police on Monday identified a DC man as a suspect in a shooting outside the Stardust Lounge on Feb. 6.

Marcus Antonio McCray, of the 200 block of Newcomb Street in Southeast was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault and other charges, police said.

Original Post, Feb. 11, 12:23 p.m.: Two days after a man was shot at the Stardust Lounge in District Heights, police issued a violation notice Friday that ordered the adult entertainment club to close.

It was operating without the required use and occupancy permit, police said in a news release Monday.

Police arrested a suspect Wednesday in the shooting, according to PGPD Lt. Bill Alexander, who said an initial investigation indicated the shooting occurred during a robbery.

Police responded to the scene at around 2:55 a.m. Wednesday where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 5400 block of Marlboro Pike, according to Alexander. The man is now hospitalized in critical condition, he added.

The suspect is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, first degree assault and related charges, Alexander said.

Police have not released the suspect's identity and he is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a $500,000 bond, Alexander stated.

The shooting had an impact on the closing, he added.

"The closure of the business certainly stems from the shooting, which caused the police department to take a closer look at them," Alexander said.

Stardust Lounge will remain closed pending the outcome of an appeals hearing, according to police. Alexander said he waiting to hear back on a hearing date.

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Editor's correction: This story has been updated, the previous story did not have an accurate address for the suspect. We regret this error.

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