SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man previously deported for illegal reentry into the United States in connection with the January shooting at Silver Dollar Cabaret in Fayetteville.
Carlos Gomez-Aguilar, 25, of Springdale and Ramon Illario Flores, 26, of Lowell each face charges of aggravated assault, second-degree battery, committing a terroristic act, criminal mischief and engaging in violent group activity.
Police continue searching for others involved. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police.
"The investigation is ongoing, and we'll be looking for more suspects... detectives have given this their full attention and they have been for the last couple months... and they are going to exhaust every lead that they can in order to bring all the suspects involved in this case to justice," Fayetteville Sgt. Anthony Murphy said.
Fayetteville detectives and police with the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force worked together to find and arrest Gomez-Aguilar Wednesday (March 28) after receiving assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI, according to a news release.
The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force consists of members from the U.S. Marshals Service, Arkansas State Police, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department and Springdale Police Department.
Gomez-Aguilar was previously deported for illegal reentry in 2013 after an investigation by ICE.
The Jan. 21 shooting was the result of an altercation between the suspects and employees at the club, according to Sgt. Anthony Murphy, Fayetteville police spokesman.
A man claiming to be an employee of the club said three men were trying to get in into the club at 2125 N. College Ave. One of them had a fake identification and was turned away. The employee said the men went to their car, and the shooter grabbed a gun and shot at least one car in the parking lot.
A female employee of the club was possibly grazed by a ricocheted bullet, but is said to be OK, according to police.
Flores and Gomez-Aguilar were being held Thursday (March 29) at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bonds.