Spurned man shoots dancer in face, then kills himself at strip club

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:54 EDT
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A man in California killed himself on Wednesday after shooting an exotic dancer in the face because she would not perform for him.

Police in Rialto said that they were called to the Spearmint Rhino Club at around 7:20 p.m. and found two people shot. According to KABC, a man “wanted a relationship with a dancer,” but the woman refused. A KNBC report said that the woman had declined the man’s invitation to go with him to a private room.

After being rejected, the man reportedly shot the woman, who is in her 20s, in the face, and then turned the gun on himself.

The woman was listed in critical condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The man’s gunshot wound was fatal.

KCAL reported that the man “allegedly said something about spending a lot of money on her in the past year — he was supposedly a daily customer.”

KCAL was also told by a friend of the victim that the man had been obsessed with the dancer.

The Spearmint Rhino Club does not screen customers for weapons, according to police.

Watch this video from KNBC, broadcast April 18, 2013.

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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