Mother of man killed at Roanoke club shooting speaks, Monsters liquor license suspended

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Police continue to investigate Sunday's shooting at Monsters Bar and Grill that left one person dead and 10 others injured.

As of Wednesday afternoon, one man had been arrested and investigators are still trying to figure out if there were more shooters involved that night.

Since January 2015, police said they have received more than two dozen calls-to-service about Monsters Bar and Grill, including alcohol-related crimes, shots fired and Sunday's shooting that killed Jermaine Black.

"I don't know how I'm going to take it," said Angela Hobson, Jermaine's mom.

Hobson was standing outside of Hamlar Curtis Funeral Home holding a picture of her son on Wednesday. She said he was 19 years old at the time the picture was taken and that she's always seen him as a smiling mama's boy. Never did she expect to be planning the 26-year-old's funeral.

"No child deserves this and no parent should have to bury their child," said Hobson. "How a person gets in with a gun? I don't know, but they have to beef up the security."

Employees were at Monsters Bar and Grill on Wednesday morning, but they declined to talk with WSLS 10 reporters about the crime problems and called police. Officers said the owners are concerned about members of the media being on the property and the negative publicity the recent shooting has drawn.

Meanwhile, Hobson continues to grieve. She hopes to see justice served and the violence end.

"I don't know the person or the circumstance, I just know the violence in Roanoke has to stop."

On Wednesday, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued an Order of Summary Suspension to the bar.

Kathleen Shaw, a spokesperson for the agency, said the decision follows Sunday's shooting

In a statement Shaw wrote "to protect the safety and welfare of the public pursuant to the Code of Virginia, Section 4.1-225.1. All privileges granted by the license are suspended effective immediately pending results of a formal investigation."

Shaw said this is the second Order of Summary Suspension issued by Virginia ABC since new legislation, House Bill 322, sponsored by Delegate Barry Knight became law effective July 1.

On Aug. 31, Virginia ABC issued its first Order of Summary Suspension to The Embassy in Virginia Beach, following a shooting that resulted in a death on the licensed premises.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Jermaine Black on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Wilmont Park in Roanoke.

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