City Desk

DC9 Case: That Night’s Brawl

Months later, we're still putting the pieces together.

An hour before the Oct. 15 incident that would end with Ali Ahmed Mohammed dead, a fight broke out at DC9. That's according to Damon Dixon, 37, a bartender there. The fight, which occurred around 1:30 a.m., allegedly involved Georgio Tuccio, 21. Dixon describes the moments before the fight as calm. He was having a conversation with "a guy and a girl" at the bar about piercings when their friend came out of the bathroom and joined the chat. The friend was Tuccio. Dixon recalls that Tuccio immediately started off on the wrong foot by making a bad joke: "He said he had a piercing on his penis and did I want to see it."

Dixon says he explained that he didn't appreciate the humor, and Tuccio eventually apologized. But then Dixon tuned around to make a drink, and Tuccio began "screaming at somebody, 'What you are looking at?'" That's when the fight broke out. "There was a melee," Dixon says. "People were fighting. You couldn't tell who was fighting who."

Dixon helped get Tuccio out of the club, but not before Tuccio punched out a window, he says. The cops were called, but even after they came Dixon says Tuccio was still going off, "telling everyone to go fuck themselves." Tucio's lawyer declined to comment to City Desk.

Tuccio was arrested for destruction of property. In charging documents, cops said Tuccio was talking "loud and aggressive," when they arrived.

Later that night, five DC9 employees would be arrested for murdering Mohammed after he broke a second window with a brick, following the 27-year-old being denied entrance to the club. Prosecutors have since dropped all charges against the men.  In a filing connected to destruction of property charges against his client, Tuccio's lawyer, John Copacinoclaimed there were witnesses who saw the DC9 employees once accused of beating Mohammed to death beat up Tuccio. The court papers suggest Tuccio smashed his window in retaliation.

Dixon says that neither beating happened. "Five innocent people have had their lives ruined," he says.

Tuccio, though, seems to be exiting the story. Earlier this week, authorities dropped the charges against TuccioWilliam Miller, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's office, confirms that his office "has dismissed the misdemeanor charge of destruction of property."

"Mr. Tuccio has agreed to pay restitution." Miller says in an e-mail. "Beyond that, we typically do not discuss charging decisions, and have no further comment at this time."

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  • Rick Mangus

    CLOSE DC9 FOR GOOD!

  • For What?

    Close DC 9 for what, Rick? What part of that article do you not understand? According to the law, the employees didn't do anything wrong.

    Two beligerant drunks come to the club, cause a ruckus and you, Rick Mangus, ask that the club be closed for good.

    Maybe the friends and family of Tuccio and Mohammed should have intervened when they saw their loved one heading down a path of destruction fueled by alcohol. Step up in the beginning and you won't have to defend your loved one in the end.

  • noodlez

    ACCORDING TO WHAT LAW? DC9 GOT YOU GASSED UP HOMEY.

    THAT SHIT HOLE WILL BE SHUT DOWN BECAUSE THEY (THE EMPLOYEES) PARTICIPATED PART AND PARCEL IN THE DEATH OF SOMEONE THEY HAD NO BUSINESS PUTTING THEIR HANDS ON!

  • chabi

    Well, this is an odd article. Based on the write up, it reads like Rend Smith hung out at some bar where Dixon was serving, and said "dude, what's up with DC9?" Nixon: "well, we had a fight that night". Smith: "nice. Sounds like an article."

    No additional notes on Mohammed, or if there have been any leads in his death. Its like your editor was taking a nap under a desk somewhere.

  • chabi

    Sorry--I also need an editor. What I meant to say was 'there have been no additional information that changes the situation regarding Mohammed's death.

    As a result, you will get 250 posts with people arguing back and forth about how they don't like DC 9 or love it, and nothing will change.

  • Mike Madden

    This post isn't about Mohammed's death. It's an update on the other incident that also occurred that night in which charges were also filed.

  • For What?

    Noodlez

    That dude had no business being drunk and disorderly. He also shouldn't have thrown bricks through the window. It's his own fault. He should have left when he was thrown out HOMEY!

  • noodlez

    For What? YOUR HANDLE SHOULD READ: WHAT THE FUCK IM I TALKING ABOUT?- SO IT'S MR MOHAMMED'S FAULT THAT HE DIED? SO IT MR MOHAMMED'S FAULT THAT OVER ZEALOUS CRACKERS MOBBED UP AND PERFORMED AN UNNECESSARY BEAT DOWN(CAUSE IF HE WAS SHIT FACED AS YOU CLAIM IT SHOULD HAVE ONLY TOOK 1 ASSHOLE NOT 5)? SO IT MR MOHAMMED'S FAULT THAT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?

    GO LAY DOWN AND GET YOU SOME REST. THOSE 3 AND 4 DAY BINGES ARE STARTING TO HAVE AN EFFECT!

  • For What?

    Fuck that dude. He should have went home when he had the chance. Instead he chose to come back and throw bricks through a huge glass window potentially killing people that may have been sitting next to it. Could have been more deaths. Instead it was one.

    He did the crime. Unfortunately he paid a huge price. And if the crackers you speak up mobbed up on him and beat him to death then they too will pay a price. As it stands now they didn't kill him. Get over it.

  • Rick Mangus

    'For What', are you that stupid, the place is a den for drunks and disorderly idiots, it's a safety issue now!

  • JUSTICE

    I THINK YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS STUPID.ARE YOU SAYING BECAUSE OF A BROKEN WINDOW HE HAD TO DIE.WHAT A STUPID DUMP ASS.

  • Rick Mangus

    'JUSTICE', who the hell are you talking to?

  • don´t touch me

    noodlez and rick
    what bar is not a den of drunks? and what is it that it was only alcohol you can be a calm drunk or a hyped angry drunk and if it took 5 then they are not big enough to control an angry drunk one on one. I have seen 8 cops try to restrain one hyped angry drunk ( finally with a taser) and the cops were linebacker size maybe one of the 5 here is that size the others would get hurt in flag football.

  • RACIST

    RICK MANGUS AND NOODLEZ, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT RACIST WHY SHOULD ANYONE LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

  • DCAV8R

    Mohammed died because he was 1) drunk 2) had a heart condition and 3) was in a combative state. The ME's report states clearly the cause of his death. I'm waiting for the toxicology report because I would suspect there was some drug use involved based on the ME's findings. I say, close down the bar that got him drunk and continued to serve him when from written accounts, he was to inebriated to control his actions.

  • I love crackers with my soup

    @noodlez I don't have a problem with the use of the word cracker, but I'm pretty sure that at least half of the group from DC9 that participated in the alleged chase & beat were none-white "crackers." In general crackers is a regional description of white folk from parts of Georgia or to describe poor whites. I don't think that quite fits the bill for what your describing. I think it would be more accurate if you had used the word "honkeys" to describe the mob, but still would not address the diverse racial make-up of the alleged offenders. IMHO

  • drez

    noodlez
    I'm not sure why one bar would have 2 window-breaking blood on the ground incidents in one night, nor am I sure why staff felt it necessary to chase a guy down the street and "restrain" him, nor am I sure why that guy died.
    But I'm pretty sure calling folks "crackers" isn't adding any light to the above.
    Tone it down, please.

  • Rick Mangus

    So many scum on here who would sell their soul for a free drink, pathetic!

  • noodlez

    @drez-OH ITS ADDING LIGHT BECAUSE IT SHOWING EXACTLY WHO PERPETRATED SAID CRIME AND WHO IS BACKING THEM UP HERE AND ELSEWHERE WITH ALL THEIR BULLSHIT.

    "RESTRAIN"? YEAH RIGHT.

    CHAMP THE EVENTS THAT NIGHT DONT PASS THE EYE TEST SO YOU CAN PRESENT YOUR CALMING TONE ALL YOU WANT. THOSE CRACKERS GOT COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS THUS THE OUTCOME. EVEN IN MR. SMITH'S POST ABOVE IT DEPICTS THERE WERE SOME SORT OF RACIAL UNDERTONE. WHY DID MR.GEORGIO TUCCIO (WHO BY HIS NAME IS PROBABLY NOT OF THE SAME ETHNIC GROUP AS MR MOHAMMED) GET ARRESTED BY THE POLICE AND MR MOHAMMED DID NOT? TUCCIO WAS WILDIN OUT BEFORE THE POLICE ARRIVED AND AFTERWARDS. MR MOHAMMED WAS RUNNING AWAY. HE DIDNT EVEN MAKE IT IN THE CLUB!

    DO THE MAFF.

    **********************************************************
    @I love crackers with my soup-SO WHATS YOUR POINT? DONT GIVE ME THAT IT WAS A BLACK AND HISPANIC IN THE GROUP. THEIR CARDS MUST HAVE BEEN REVOKED BECAUSED THEY WORKED IN THE SHIT HOLE.

  • RACIST

    WHY DON'T YOU DO THE MAFF, YOU RACIST PIECE SHIT. EVERYTHING THE POLICE HAD ALLEGED HAS TURNED OUT TO BE FALSE, READ THE CORNERS REPORT MORON. WHY DON'T YOU TURN SOME OF YOUR RACE FILLED HATRED TOWARDS THE BAR THAT SEVERED HIM THE ALCOHOL. RACIST RACIST RACIST THAT ALL YOU ARE.

  • Drederik

    Mohammed lived as a criminal and died as a criminal. Noodlez and Rick, five innocent people have had their lives ruined because of this and you continue to ask for their heads simply because they are "crackers?" You obviously don't adhere to one of the dearest tenets of American civic life: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! Who are the real monsters here?

  • I love crackers with my soup

    @noodlez My point is that if you are going to use a prerogative term to describe whites, and the group was not all whites, you need to find a better term or clarify the term your using.

  • Rick Mangus

    'RACIST', you are one pathetic stupid ass with no morals! So did DC9 give you an open tab for selling-out you're integrity?

  • noodlez

    @I love crackers with my soup-DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU STEP TO ME WITH YOUR ELEMENTARY COMMENT.

    CRACKERS COME IN ALL COLORS!

    WHEN BLACKS WERE ENSLAVED BLACK FOLK WHIPPED OTHER BLACK FOLK FOR MASTA! MASTA TOLD THEM TO DO IT BECAUSE THE BLACK PERSON THAT GOT WHIPPED CROSSED MASTA AND/OR COST THEM MONEY IN SOME SORT OF WAY.

    ALSO, FOLK THAT SPEAK ABOUT RACE ARENT RACIST.

    RACE IS A FACTOR IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE AND IF YOU DONT BELIEVE OR SUSCRIBE TO THAT THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM HERE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    HERE ENDETH THE LESSON!

  • RACIST

    You can try and spin it anyway you would like; I'm just calling you out. I personally got tired of ever other race baiting post by rick and noodlez. An you sir are the one with no morals and integrity, you started the race baiting.

  • http://no Reader

    Let’s focus on the murder case of Mohammed. As we all know the truth, the 27th years of Mohammed was chased and killed by DC9 owner and employee.... it may take longer but the truth will come out soon , even if , there is political and financial envelopment to cover the case it’s impossible !!!!!!

  • Xose

    Hey, you spell "math" wrong a couple of times there. Just thought you'd like to know. Cheers!

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