Argument over Club Dreams Night Club cover charge in Baton Rouge leads to man shooting friend _lowres


Baton Rouge police Tuesday arrested a Denham Springs man accused in the shooting injury of an acquaintance during an argument over a nightclub cover charge.

In the early hours of March 7, Daniel Valdez, 20, told the victim he needed money to get into Club Dreams Night Club in north Baton Rouge, according to the arrest warrant.

When the victim refused to give him the cash, Valdez got a gun and tried to steal the money, detectives said. As the victim and several witnesses tried to wrestle away the firearm, Valdez shot the victim in the abdomen and then drove away, the warrant says.

Authorities caught up with Valdez during a traffic stop Tuesday in Denham Springs.

Valdez, 7450 Vincent Road, Lot 44, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted armed robbery and attempted second-degree murder.