Man shot outside Atlanta strip club, arrested on unrelated charges

Atlanta police investigated a shooting early Saturday morning outside a club. 

Police were investigating on Baker Street between Courtland Street and Piedmont Avenue. 

Police had part of the street closed off with crime scene tape outside Gentleman's Club at 134 Baker Street. 

Officers went to Emory University Hospital Midtown at around 2 a.m. Saturday and found a man, 24-year-old Marquese Sinkfield, who had been shot and taken there in a private car. He was in stable condition and talked to police, though officers noticed the man appeared to avoid answering some questions. Investigators later learned Sinkfield was wanted for rape, battery, gun possession and three counts of aggravated assault in DeKalb County and arrested him. 

Investigators said the man may have been walking near Courtland Street and Baker Street in Northeast Atlanta when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the leg. Officers learned there had been a fight that escalated to gunfire outside the club at 134 Baker Street.

Officers found several shell casings from the scene of the dispute. 

Police said a report of shots fired near the Marriott Marquee Hotel, about one block from Gentleman's Club, came at around 1 a.m. FOX 5 Atlanta confirmed no one fired shots at the hotel, which was evacuated.