Cleveland Heights wants bar shut down after deadly shooting

Cleveland Heights wants bar shut down after deadly shooting

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Heights has filed a complaint and a motion for a temporary restraining order against the Sunny Spot bar.

One man was shot and killed near the bar May 3, around 2:40 a.m.

EMS transported Dejon D. Forbes to University Hospital where he died. A second victim, with a gunshot wound to the hip, arrived at the hospital a short time later.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released.

Two people were arrested in connection with the murder. Stephen Johnson, 28, is charged with aggravated murder. Antonio Longino, 23, is charged with tampering with evidence. Longino is a Shaw graduate and NFL prospect with a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The city said the bar is a danger to the surrounding community.

"Allowing the Sunny Spot Bar to continue operation will create irreparable harm in that it poses a risk of public health and safety to the neighborhood and innocent people nearby," according to the city's release.

The court ordered the bar closed until further notice.

A hearing has been scheduled for Friday at noon to hear the city's motion for preliminary injunction against the bar. 
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