Club Tabu Shooting: Houston PD identifies gunman, victim files lawsuit

Authorities need your help finding a gunman accused of shooting six people outside a club in west Houston

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According to investigators, Carl Douglas, 32, a.k.a "Cabo" is currently facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This after shooting five men, and a woman back in the overnight hours on June 11. 

WANTED Carl Douglas Green (Photo courtesy of Houston PD) 

It's unclear exactly what led up to the shooting, but the chief says it stemmed from some type of disturbance, which escalated into the parking lot. A search also remains underway for several people of interest. At the time, police say they were looking for at least four unidentified men and on Monday, one of them was identified as Green. 

"Make no mistake about it," HPD Chief Troy Finner said during a press conference on June 11. "We're gonna find out who did it. And we're gonna hold them accountable." 

According to a spokesperson with the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission (TABC) Tabu was previously known as Parma, a pizza restaurant and lounge. TABC says their alcohol license expired earlier this year and adds that Tabu did not have a permit or a pending permit application to serve alcohol when the shooting happened.

Tabu has now been shut down by city officials and the nightclub's sign completely painted over. 

City Attorney Arturo Michel said since the business opened in April, Tabu did not have any of the necessary permits including a certificate of occupancy for their patio, fire alarms, or a food, water, and ice permit.

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Anyone with information on Green's whereabouts, or the persons of interest, is asked to call HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

This also comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed against the club's property owners, which has ties to the Pappas family. Levi Harvey, one of the six victims shot that night, has spent the last two weeks in the hospital after he was shot three times that night, twice in the back and once in his leg. 

"I thought I was going to lose my life," he said. "I didn’t know if I was going to live or die. I have a bullet literally lodged in my spine right now." 

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The 27-year-old innocent bystander says one of the bullets ripped through his bladder, kidney and scraped through his lungs; his mobility now limited after the shooting. 

"Life is very different for me now," Harvey said. 

Harvey's attorney, Mo Aziz, is now suing Tabu’s owners and the property owners including PHCG Investments, which is owned by the Pappas family. The lawsuit said the owners should’ve done more to keep their customers safe.  

"We want the premise owners and the club owners to enforce stricter security controls," Aziz said. "Have off-duty officers check for weapons being brought into the premises and also if there is an altercation going on between certain groups inside the club then security and management needs to step in."

A spokesperson with PHCG shared the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and individuals affected by the incident that happened on June 11th. We are grateful for the dedication of the work from the Houston Police Department on this case."