MEMPHIS, TN— One stabbing, 4 people arrested for beating up an officer, and 8 people shot. All of that has happened outside or near Club Crave on Beale Street in the past couple of months. The latest act of violence happened early Sunday morning when Memphis Police say a 24 year old man was stabbed after leaving the club. He’s in critical condition at the MED. Police say the victim was confronted by several men as the club closed. During an argument, police say it led to the stabbing. Memphians are sick and tired of hearing the long list of problems at the club.
“Close that club down. A lot of troublemakers go in there,” said Xavier Gillie who lives near the club.
A few weeks ago two people were shot after leaving Club Crave. Police say it was a drive-by shooting. In mid-October nearly a dozen people were arrested for fighting. A week later, 4 people were arrested after attacking an off-duty Memphis cop. Then in September, 6 people were shot in the club’s parking lot. The accused shooter was charged with attempted second-degree murder.
“It’s very sad. I’m sorry to hear that there have been problems,” said a tourist walking by the club George Nixon.
But it’s nothing new for people who live here.
“Something always happens in there, so I’m not surprised,” said Gille.
So why is there so much violence at the club? Gille believes it just attracts the wrong type of crowd.
“It’s close and convenient for most people to get down here,” he said.
Tourists are on high alert, especially during the night hours.
“Now that we are aware of it, we’ll walk a little more leery,” said Nixon.
No one has been arrested in the Sunday morning’s stabbing. Police say the investigation is ongoing. Club Crave opened in August. It was previously known as the “Plush Club.” It’s been the scene of shootings and fights for years.