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July 6 Waynesboro Police Department press conference about Sunday morning's murder case.
 

Antonio Lorenzo McDougle has been charged with first degree murder and other charges.
 

Franchez Larodrick Worsham is being sought by the Waynesboro Police Department in connection with Sunday morning's shooting at the Embassy Club.
 
By Paul Keane

One man is dead, another in custody and a third being sought after an early Sunday morning stabbing and shooting incident at a local club.

In addition, Waynesboro Police Department investigators looked into another shooting incident at home shortly before the shooting at the nightclub resulted in the death of Douglas Bernard McGill.

At 12:10 a.m. Sunday, officers and investigators were called to the residence of a home on East Fairview where a man at a pool party was allegedly shot. The alleged victim told people that another man shot him. Upon investigation, though, it was learned that the man — identified as Derico D. McDougle, 19 — had accidentally shot himself in the foot while sitting in a vehicle. The bullet from the .22 calibre handgun entered his heel and exited through the bottom of his foot, going through the floor of the car and into the roadway.

Just over an hour after that incident, at 1:25 a.m., officers received a call about a stabbing at the Embassy Club on Court Street. While en route, officers received a second call that a shooting had occurred and a man was down.

According to WPD Criminal Investigations Division Commander Don Hopkins, the man who had been shot — Douglas Bernard McGill, 37 — had been transported by private vehicle to Wayne General Hospital, where he later died. His body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Hopkins said Travis McDonald, 24, suffered a stab wound to the abdomen during the altercation. He was taken to Wayne General, where he was treated and later released.

Arrested in connection with the incident was Antonio Lorenzo McDougle, 26, who Hopkins said turned himself in to authorities Sunday at around 5 p.m. He has been charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon likely to cause death and aggravated assault with extreme indifference to life.

Also being sought in connection with the incident is Franchez Larodrick Worsham, 24. Warrants have been issued for his arrest, and Hopkins said officers are continuing to search for him. He is facing charges of aggravated assault with a knife and three counts of accessory after the fact in relation to the shooting, the stabbing and the first degree murder.

Hopkins said the incident began inside the nightclub and quickly escalated as patrons were leaving the club.

"According to statements from witnesses, and based on other information, there was some posturing being done to the music being played in the nightclub," Hopkins said. "Worsham started the altercation with McDonald, and McDonald tried to get Worsham away. That's when the stabbing of McDonald occurred.

"Later, as McGill left the club, McDougle came back toward the club with a gun and that is when the shooting occurred."

Saying that it was "associated with an east side-west side Waynesboro thing," Hopkins said the incident was not considered gang-related at this time. He said that investigators and officers did recover several shell casings from bullets that were fired.

"We collected five shots, one of which hit the victim in the chest and led to his death," Hopkins said.

Hopkins said another shooting incident occurred at the nightclub roughly a year ago. He said he, along with code enforcement personnel and fire department personnel, will be looking into the business to insure it is meeting all necessary codes and other requirements to remain in operation.
 
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