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Co-owner of popular Atlanta lounge killed in shooting at his nightclub, police sayHe and a family member are involved with AG Entertainment, a premiere nightlife entertainment organization in Atlanta.
The co-owner of a popular Atlanta lounge is dead after he was shot and killed at his nightclub on Saturday, according to police.The victim was identified as Michael Gidewon, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner. His age has not yet been released.
Co-owner of popular Atlanta lounge killed in shooting at his nightclub, police say
A security guard reported to 11Alive’s Karys Belger that someone returned with a gun after being kicked out for being too intoxicated and killed Gidewon, an owner of the club. He and a family member, Alex Gidewon, are involved with AG Entertainment, a premiere nightlife entertainment organization in Atlanta.
Co-owner of Republic Lounge shot, killed outside his Atlanta nightclub ‘Authorities say the co-owner of a popular Atlanta nightclub was shot and killed Saturday morning in front of his own establishment.
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Atlanta police say just before 7 a.m., officers arrived to find Gidewon suffering from a gunshot wound. He was not responsive. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
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It was not immediately clear who shot Gidewon or why, but investigators have not reported any arrests in connection to his death.
A small memorial grows at the spot where Republic Lounge owner Michael Gidewon was gunned down in front of his Atlanta ‘A small memorial began to grow Saturday night marking the spot 50-year-old was found gunned down just hours earlier.
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Gidewon has been in business as a nightlife entrepreneur for the last 35 years, according to records filed with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. He and his younger brother, Alex, escaped the East African country of Eritrea due to the violence.
The brothers would work as valets learning the ins and outs of the nightlife business. The pair would eventually work their way into owning two clubs just a block from each other with Alex heading the now-defunct Compound nightclub.