Kalvin Parker
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Clayton County nightclub shooting suspect arrested during traffic stop

For almost a year, authorities have been searching for the man who shot someone at a Riverdale nightclub.

On Friday, deputies say they found their man.

Kalvin Parker, 31, of Riverdale, who was arrested during a traffic stop, is the man who committed the Ultra Lounge shooting in March 2019, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

When Riverdale officers responded to the scene just before 2 a.m., they found an unresponsive man with a gunshot wound lying in the parking lot, AJC.com previously reported. 

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Riverdale police investigators were at the scene of a shooting investigation at a nightclub on Ga. 138 near Taylor Road in March 2019.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he survived his injuries. The sheriff’s office also said the man suffered a broken jaw from being kicked in the face.

At the time, the nightclub’s owner said there was no altercation inside his business before the shooting. The nightclub has since closed.

When a deputy pulled over Parker on Friday for allegedly having no insurance, the suspect lied twice about his identity, according to a news release. Once the man was identified as Parker, the deputy saw active warrants that stemmed from the nightclub shooting as well as other incidents.

Parker was arrested on a count of aggravated battery in addition to counts of pimping and methamphetamine and amphetamine possession charges, the release said.

He was booked into the Clayton County Jail, where he remains without bond, according to online jail records.

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