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March 23, 2014

Arrests made in fatal nightclub shooting

Main suspect still at large

Two men have been arrested on one charge each of homicide in connection with the fatal shooting at Las Delicias Bar at 511 E. Morris St., just before 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.

The Dalton Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Juvencio Vega Garcia and 21-year-old Fernando Resendiz on one charge each of homicide in connection with the shooting.

 Both Garcia and Resendiz are being charged as accessories to the shooting that happened  outside the bar. Orlando Ramirez, 20, the man identified by investigators as the shooter, is still at large.  

During the course of Sunday’s investigation, detectives have determined that Garcia, of 903 N. Hamilton St., and Resendiz, of 1601 Beverly Drive, Dalton, were with Orlando Ramirez before, during and after this morning’s shooting.

  Ramirez, whose last known address was 209 Beulah Drive in Dalton, left the scene in a late 1990s model burgundy Honda Accord. Warrants have been taken out for his arrest for one count of homicide and two counts of aggravated assault, the release states.

Ramirez is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown eyes.

Names of the victims have not yet been released by officials.

The injured victim was transported to Hamilton Medical Center in stable condition.

The Dalton Police Department is being assisted in the search by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. Anyone with information on the shooting or Ramirez is asked to call Detective Chris Tucker with the Dalton Police Department at (706) 278-9085, extension 165 or call 911.

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