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January shooting outside strip club involved gang members, pimp, police say

Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 | 4:32 p.m.

Christopher Mallett

Christopher Mallett

The crime had all of the ingredients of a murder mystery: a dead pimp, gang-bangers with chips on their shoulder, strippers and prostitutes, gold chains and guns.

But these weren’t characters and accessories in a Hollywood script. Metro Police say they were the players and pieces of a fatal shooting in the morning hours of Jan. 11. And nearly six weeks later, police now say they have the alleged shooter, 27-year-old Christopher Mallett, in custody.

According to a police report released today in the slaying:

Mallett and another gang member saw Antonio Logan that morning in the parking lot of Crazy Horse III.

The men had a previous altercation with Logan, whom they knew as a pimp. Mallett — who is a member of the Rollin 60 Crip gang — said he was going to rob Logan and approached him in his Dodge Challenger. The other man, a West Coast Blood and Wood gang member stayed behind.

It was about 8:20 a.m. when the gunshot echoed across the gentleman’s club parking lot.

Logan crashed the Dodge into a tree and died with a bullet wound to the left shoulder. A gold necklace he always wore was gone.

Mallett, 27, was arrested Wednesday. He is charged in Las Vegas Township Justice Court with murder with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery with use of a deadly weapon and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

According to the report, Mallett had gone to Crazy Horse III with three other men and two female prostitutes. When the seven were turned away from the club, they decided to hang out in the parking lot.

It was then that they noticed Logan, the report said. No one in the group claimed to see who shot Logan.

However, a cab driver witnessed the incident and later identified Mallett from a police photo lineup as the man he saw running away from the Dodge with a gun.

Mallett is being held without bond, and he is scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m. Friday, according to jail records.

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