ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies in Rockdale County arrested a man who faces aggravated assault and reckless conduct charges in a nightclub shooting.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said an off-duty deputy working a Sudo's Bar and Grill on Sunday night found James Simpson in possession of a handgun and arrested him without incident.
Authorities said deputies responded to Sudo's Bar and Grill on 2270 Salem Road around 10:30 p.m.
Deputies found three people with non-life-threatening injuries, who were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Demetrius Borders captured the heart-pounding moments from the shooting and said it all stemmed from a spilled bottle of alcohol.
"A liquor bottle almost caused him to loose his life," Borders said. "We just saw them having an exchange of words. The guy in the white sat down but the guy in the black wouldn’t leave. He just kept talking."
Talking turned to fighting which investigators say led to the man in black pulling out a gun and firing.
The suspected shooter, James Simpson, faces aggravated assault and reckless conduct charges.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said an off-duty deputy working a Sudo's Bar and Grill on Sunday night found James Simpson in possession of a handgun and arrested him without incident. (Rockdale County SO)
"I initially thought we were going to be next," Borders said.
Surveillance video outside the bar shows an off-duty Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputy and an injured man running by.
Moments later the deputy comes face to face with Simpson where he is able to tackle him to the ground and handcuff him.
"It was close enough for my ears to ring. My ears were ringing the entire night," Borders said. "I didn’t plan on going out again after that because it happened so quick. For something like that to happen over something that’s so petty."
Investigators learned a fight allegedly happened at the bar between Simpson and one of the victims.
The investigation is ongoing.
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