Caught On Camera: Bar Fight Turns Deadly In Redlands

REDLANDS (CBS) — A fight in a bar spilled out onto the street and, seconds later, a gunshot rang out, ending a young man’s life.

Officials have now released surveillance video of the fight and the victim’s mother made an emotional plea Tuesday for any information leading to the killer.

“The people who shot him and killed him do not deserve to be with their families or to be celebrating what they did,” said Kuaea’s mother, Maricia McLendon. “He was 22, young…his whole life ahead of him.”

The shooting occurred at Charlie Jewell’s restaurant and bar on State Street in Redlands.

Kruze Levusi Kuaea, 22, of Calimesa was killed and two other men were shot by the suspect.

bar fight victim Caught On Camera: Bar Fight Turns Deadly In Redlands

Police said the trouble began inside Charlie Jewell’s bar when two groups of men got into a fight. They did not release information on what started the brawl.

Security pushed the men outside, where the fighting continued.

Surveillance video shows Kuaea punching one man, triggering a brawl and gunshots.

Officials were asking the public to watch the video and photos and to contact them with any information on the suspects.

  • Den

    There are too many cowards out there who carry guns.

  • ralph

    You know, he should have just turned around and gone home, rather than walk up to someone and knock them to the floor. That way he would still be alive. Good job tough guy. This is what happens to tough guys, they always find someone tougher.

  • Reason

    yep – this is what you risk when you dont walk away from a fight. Your “honor”? – yeah maybe for a moment – but you also risk…EVERYTHING.

  • vikesfansteve

    Just walk away. He caused his own death.

  • Me

    Was interested in the story until I saw the alleged victim walk up to this dude pick a fight and sucker punch him in the face.

  • Donnzi

    He might have deserved to get hit back but certainly didn’t deserve to get shot!

  • lol

    thats the mexican way either pull a gun,knife,or jump someone is how they are a bunch of wet punks

  • Love God, Hate Evil

    Horrible for his Mom to watch him get shot and killed. This was a terrible situation. Whatever happened to a head up fight? That’s why I always back down from fights because these punks will only shoot you when u kick their buts.
    I pray for his mom that she find peace in this tragedy and I hope other young people learn it is better to walk away then fight someone because you never know the outcome!
    God bless his soul and I hope they catch the coward that pulled a gun and shot this guy.

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