LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot dead at a Los Angeles strip club and another man and an employee of the club have been arrested.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting late Friday at VIP Showgirls in North Hollywood found a man inside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 30-year-old Thomas Valdez of Santa Clarita, was declared dead at the scene a short time later, according to a police news release.

Detectives believe Valdez and the suspect, 30-year-old Forte Ramonta of North Hollywood, became involved in an altercation that escalated.

Ramonta ran from the location with his girlfriend, 22-year-old Anna Baez, an employee of the club. Both were quickly detained in a nearby park.

Ramonta was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail. Baez was booked on suspicion of accessory to murder.

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Comments (12)
  1. Country rocker says:

    Looks like a case of a jealous mexican. Shoots another mexican, then runs from the location with his girlfriend. This is so typical of the azteca savage race.

    1. David Huffman says:

      I agree Bro,now if all 50+million of them would turn on each other we could get this country back on it’s feet !!! For now i’m just happy as all get out that they’re shooting each other and i’m gonna have a few beers to celebrate 🙂

  2. Rorary says:

    Monkey Business

  3. keith says:

    Get out of here.

  4. Justin Flintstonelake says:

    Crazy idiots acting like it’s the wild wild west. No respect for human life and poor impulse control is a bad combination.

  5. redisto says:

    Look, if your girlfriend works in a Strip Club — DON’T GO VISIT HER AT WORK…

    You probably won’t like what you see.

  6. chela says:

    rest in peace hyper i love u

    1. Dezzyyboo Haro says:

      hello my name is Raquel not sure who u r but noticed ur comment about thomas aka hyper just wondering if u had info where hes buried or anything of that source im from his past and just want some info not sure if my name was still on his arm or if he covered it but im just saying this so u know i knew him we dated for many years way back if u have any info please i would appreciate it thanks dont want any problems just deeply saddened thanks

  7. alex says:

    hey raquel my name is alex we met once in san marino,at the time you were dating tommy (hyper). im in afghanistan right now. i would appreciate if your able to fine something out.
    , an pass it on to me thank you.

  8. Raquel says:

    hey alex its raquel i have not recieved any info on thomas i have tried looking all over the internet but no luck if u get info please let me know please hope everything is good out where u r take care and im gonna keep looking

  9. Raquel says:

    hey alex its raquel first off i hope ur ok or back home also i found out that thomas was cremated so thats all i have right now

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