One dead in nightclub attack | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, December 24, 2011

One dead in nightclub attack

Posted By on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Richard Ratley, 35, was fatally shot about 2:30 a.m. this morning when he and his brother were attacked by two men outside Discovery, the nightclub on Cottondale Lane in the warehouse district in Riverdale, police said.

The police were looking for men who fled in a red PT Cruiser in which at least one other man was riding. One of the suspects was wearing a green satin jacket. Police said a similar car was reported stolen this week, but they aren't sure if it was the car used by the shooting suspects.

Tyler Ratley, 26, of Little Rock, said he and his brother were leaving the club and walking to cars with companions when two men attacked him. His brother tried to assist. One gunshot was fired, which fatally wounded Richard Ratley. Tyler Ratley was robbed of a phone and his wallet and knocked to the ground. He suffered facial lacerations, according to the police report.

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