Owner of Tropical Delights club in Virginia Beach speaks out

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 20:48:23-04

The owner of a Virginia Beach club where a man was murdered is speaking out.

Tropical Delights owner Herman Garrison told NewsChannel 3 other recent acts of violence are not connected to his club.

Garrison said the shattered glass and what appears to be a bullet hole in nearby beauty shop from the weekend had nothing to do with his club just a few doors down.

He said he believes the gunfire came from across the street, and that there was hardly anyone in his club when it happened Saturday night.  Garrison also said he does not know if the massive fight that happened in the parking lot a few hours later was connected to anything that happened inside the club.

The spotlight's been on the Indian River Road club since their security guard was murdered here last month.  Beach police believe 27-year-old Andrew Roberts is responsible.  Police are still looking for him.

Garrison said his club does have security, and they are enforcing their dress code and their over 30 club entry requirements since the murder.

NewsChannel 3 has reached out to Virginia Beach police to confirm Garrison's statements, but our messages have not been returned.  NewsChannel 3 has also been waiting several days to learn the names of the two people arrested for the fight in the parking lot.