Suspect in Shooting at Chelsea Murder Bar Released From Custody

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Victor Walker was suspected in the shooting death of Artis Arthur. (NYPD, courtesy DNA Info)

A suspect in the murder of a convicted drug dealer at Juliet Supper Club has been released from police custody, according to DNA Info. The club, a defunct Chelsea nightclub that was known for its celebrity draw, counted Paula Cooper, Gagosian and Gladstone galleries among its neighbors.

Victor Walker turned himself over to the police last week after he allegedly shot and killed Artus Arthur and wounded two others at a party at the club in November for the New York Giants. Authorities had been hunting him down for six months, but prosecutors failed to bring any charges against him.

The November shooting followed just two months after a 23-year-old was found stabbed to death outside the club. A promoter was charged in that case. The club, which was a fairly anomalous presence on a block that consisted almost entirely of high-end commercial art galleries, closed for good in February.