May 18, 2021

Overnight shooting at Lagrange strip club injures five

(UPDATE: Authorities announced late Sunday that Steven Perkins did not survive his injuries. Charges against Johnny and Kristi Perkins now include felony murder.)

(Lagrange, GA) — A shooting outside of the Commotions night club in Lagrange overnight resulted in gunshot wounds to five different people.

Officers were called to the strip club on New Franklin Road where multiple had been reported shot.

During the investigation, authorities learned that a fight began inside the club before spilling over into the parking lot.

53-year-old Johnny Perkins was reportedly involved with an altercation with on-site security and was made to leave the club.

Witnesses say as he was leaving, he pulled out a handgun and began firing at security guards.

The security guards returned fire, striking Perkins and his brother, 41-year-old Steven Perkins of Hogansville, who had been involved in the outside altercation.

As this confrontation was taking place, Perkins’ wife, Kristi Perkins, came outside from the club and attacked the manager on duty by hitting her and attempting to bite her, according to police.

Kristi Perkins reportedly then retrieved her own firearm and began firing shots in the direction of the security guard and manager.

The shots she fired entered the building, which was heavily occupied.

Rounds fired from Johnny Perkins’ gun struck the security guard as well as a patron and the club DJ.

The security guard was treated and released on scene, but the injured patron and DJ where transported to area hospitals by ambulance and life flight helicopter. Their conditions are unavailable at this time.

Johnny Perkins and his brother were also taken to area hospitals for treatment, and their conditions are also unknown at this time.

Kristi Perkins was detained on the scene and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police have also obtained warrants to charge Johnny Perkins with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He will be arrested once he is released from the hospital.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact LaGrange police at 706 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706 812-1000.

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