2 Arrested After Plowing Into Pedestrians Outside Whisky

Two men are arrested early Tuesday, with two others hospitalized, after a fight breaks out in front of the Sunset club.

Two men are in custody Tuesday morning after allegedly driving into several pedestrians following a fight that started outside the  and ended with a deputy-involved shooting at Sunset Boulevard and Doheny Drive.

Deputies responded to a fight call at 11:25 p.m. Monday at 8901 Sunset Blvd., Deputy Jeff Gordon of Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said. Two men were fighting outside the nightclub when several others joined in, kicking one man on the ground, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station release.

Two suspects then entered a red SUV and drove away, striking two pedestrians as they fled the rear parking lot of the Whisky, according to the report. At least two people—the victim of the fight and a pedestrian hit—were hospitalized in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The driver continued westbound on Sunset Boulevard, turning north on Doheny Drive, and at the traffic stop, pointed a dark object at the pursuant police. A deputy fired one round from his pistol, according to the report. The suspect surrendered and both occupants of the vehicle were arrested. 

The driver, 20-year-old Eduardo Gomez, was arrested for driving under the influence and carrying a weapon. He is being held at the on $100,000 bail. The passenger, 18-year-old Jesus Gomez, is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail. 

The investigation is continuing. Sunset Boulevard was closed early Tuesday morning from Clark Street to Doheny Road. The area has opened and traffic was flowing as of 9 a.m.

Patch  will post updates and additional information to this story as it becomes available. City News Service contributed to this story. 

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Jerome Cleary April 13, 2011 at 01:20 PM
a bigger question is what are these under 21 year olds doing intoxicated? Who let them in the bars or clubs to drink booze? or who bought booze for them? or did a local liquor store sell booze to under 21 year olds?
Robert April 14, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Total pieces of s**t. I hope they rot in jail awaiting their hearings. They've exhibited a blatant disregard for their victims, the law, and the police. Their parents must be proud.
Juan C April 18, 2011 at 03:29 AM
Gee, I'm shocked that they're hispanic.
Martha April 18, 2011 at 05:28 AM
My brother is in Critical condition because of these idiots. I hope they go to jail for a long time.
Juan C April 19, 2011 at 02:04 AM


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