City looks to shut down motorcycle club where 1 fatally shot

Sources say club not properly registered, licensed

INDIANAPOLIS - The City of Indianapolis was filing paperwork Monday to shut down a bar where a fight led to a fatal shooting early Saturday morning.

One man was killed and another man was hospitalized after a fight escalated to a shooting at the Capital Punishment Motorcycle Club near 25th and Station streets.

The city planned to serve a temporary restraining order to shut the bar down, because the social club is not properly registered and alcohol was being served without a license, sources told RTV6.

Amy Harwell, president of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood association, said her community is trying to rebuild, and businesses that aren't helping are hurting.

"If you're not doing anything to benefit the community, then I say, 'Go!' And I will help them along," Harwell said.

Harwell said she sees no benefit from having the Capital Punishment Motorcycle Club in her neighborhood.

"I know the residents of Martindale-Brightwood will work with the city as long as the city understands that we are looking for something to help us to grow the community, not just to help you to get rid of something," she said.

At the same location in October of 2011 when the club was called Los Simbas, a man was shot during a fight inside, and fellow patrons left him on the sidewalk outside.

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