Mount Vernon – BW reported earlier about the early morning shooting at Sue’s, here is an update. One woman shot, one male stabbed, a weapon recovered and several ‘key’ individuals are being questioned by the MVPD, after an early morning dispute inside adult entertainment establishment, Sue’s Rendezvous just before 3:00 A.M. Monday morning, that spilled out on Gramatan Avenue.
Witnesses tell BW, the skirmish started from a stabbing in Sue’s during a fight inside the strip club. One male was stabbed in the face and left the strip club and got his gun.
A dispute between a few patrons in the club spilled into the street, where the woman was shot in her upper left thigh, according to police. She was treated at a local hospital and released, and there were no other injuries, police said.
“Several key players are being questioned and a weapon was recovered at the scene,” Acting Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate said in a statement.
Several residents reportedly heard the gunshots from their homes, one contacted BW at 3:01 A.M., shortly after the shots were fired and one local business women wrote on her Facebook page; “I have to get myself, my family and my business out of here,” Miesha Sarah writes. “It is unsafe here and the crime is too high.”
“Our Quality of Life Task Force will continue to focus on this establishment and others like it that fail to secure their premises and their patrons,” Acting Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate tells BW. “Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. Police presence was strong in the area and the response to the scene was swift.”
Sue’s Rendezvous, ‘one of the longest running gentleman’s clubs in the tri-state area,’ according to its website, has been the subject of much public scrutiny after a history of crime related issues; shootings, stabbings, car theft and various other violations and incidents of vandalism in the past few years, but has somehow remained to stay off the radar of the newly formed Quality Of Life Task Force that has closed down at least one business just a mile south down the street from the infamous strip club for being what the Mayor calls a Clear and Present Danger.
A female who answered the phone at Sue’s, told us no one was there who could answer any questions, since the place was closed and suggested we call back after 9:00 P.M.
“Just four days after the MVPD PBA President voiced his outrage and a “No Confidence” statement at the Mount Vernon City Council meeting last Wednesday, a vicious shootout occurred at the known strip club, Sues Rendezvous,” NY Rep of Blacks In Law Enforcement of America, Damon K. Jones writes. “This establishment is known to the media for shootings, stabbings, and other violations but still have remained opened and untouched even after Mayor Thomas had announced his so-called crackdown on business violations and used OK Freddy’s Meat Market and Mega Beverage Redemption Center is an examples of his new policies. Will Mayor Thomas stand with his bullet proof vest in front of Sue’s Rendezvous and padlock it for the safety of the community? Or is it a double standard to businesses that is not politically connected?”
Mayor Thomas nor his press secretary Maria Donovan return any of our calls or text requesting a quote or statement from the Mayor’s office.