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2 suspects in Whisky a Go Go assaults surrender after deputy fires shot

Gomez, Eduardo Gomez, Jesus Two men were in custody Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a man outside the Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, getting into a car and running down two pedestrians then leading deputies on a pursuit that ended with a deputy firing a round from his pistol, authorities said.

The shot didn't hit anyone and the suspects surrendered, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded Monday to an 11:24 p.m. call of a fight outside the club on Sunset Boulevard, where several men hit and kicked a man on the ground, sheriff's officials said. Two of the assault suspects then got into a car and hit the two pedestrians as they drove out of the parking lot, officials said.

Deputies pursued the fleeing suspects west on Sunset, where they were stopped at Doheny Drive, authorities said.

A deputy fired one round from his pistol after the driver pointed a dark object at him, authorities said. 

The victim of the fight and one of the pedestrians were hospitalized in critical condition. The other pedestrian was treated and released.

The driver, identified as Eduardo Gomez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence causing injury. His passenger, 18-year-old Jesus Gomez, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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Photos: Eduardo Gomez, left, and Jesus Gomez. Credit: L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

 
Comments () | Archives (13)

They were both under 21 and in a club? Why was that not mentioned?

Idiots. These guys sound like the two thugs from Dodger stadium. I hope they throw the book at these morons.

Even at the Whisky?

Rick, where does it say that these guys were in the club? It happened outside the Whiskey.

Under age drinking at a nightclub? They should be stripped of their liquor license. I hope this guy gets the special treatment in prison. We need to wake up that drinkinh is worse than any weed smoker out there.

this is why it is dangerous to twitter your current location!

Was there last night and it was an all ages show.

The Whiskey and West L.A. used to be cool... Now, give me New York, Chicago or San Francisco any time. Too damn bad.

I find it interesting that when I submit comments that actually state the obvious truth that the Times chooses not to post them. This is in part due to the Times being complicit in the decline of this city.

It almost sounds like a copy cat of the attack on Stow. I sure hope not! That's all we need.

for those of you that obviously dont know, the Whisky is not a "club" its an actual concert venue and therefore it is all ages. it doesnt say they were drinking in the club, there are several liquor stores nearby that do not card people, its easy to get alcohol and drink it in your car. i dont work for the Whisky but I do like to go there. I've often seen kids there. younger than 18 but its a venue so its allowed. they just get a HUGE X on both of their hands

I was one of the 35 people that were stuck there cause the parking lot was a crime scene and no one could move their cars !! Those guys had already been drinking ! There is no way they were drinking in the "Whisky" They are totally strict with everything including photos only in the club no video ! And everyone was searched upon entry !!! Full search !!! I Was stuck there from 11:30pm till 7:30am !!!

I hope they realize what they did. There is a guy in Critical condition - serious injuries and complications because of 2 losers. Their stupidity has affected the lives of many - just because they want to be tough thugs?


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