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Business owner against planned protest following Club Cream shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus residents aresaying violence and area night clubs seem to go hand and hand and the problem isonly getting worse.

In the most recentincident, a Columbus police officer was shot while breaking up a party at ClubCream on 10th Avenue.

News Leader 9's Brittany Dionnespoke exclusively with a local activist who says his group was prepared to takeaction against the club but a sudden twist of events stopped them in theirtracks.

It's been two months sincecity officials yanked Majestic Sports Bar's Liquor license due to repeatedviolations and violence in and around the establishment.

Now another south Columbusclub is on the radar.

A weekend shooting at ClubCream on 10th Avenue left 3 people shot, including a Columbus Police officer.

The club manager SacoreyMcKelvey, 21, and 38-year-old Bolivar Glenn  were arrested and charged.

Reverend Willie Phillipsand the Stop the Violence group were prepared to march against theestablishment, until Thursday morning when owner 78-year-old Allan Woodallcontacted him.

"He came, we sat onthe porch," said Rev. Phillips. "He explained to me that he'd taken care of theproblem so I cancelled the march."

Phillips says Woodall toldhim he leased the space out and was unaware the violations were going on.

According to the ColumbusPolice Department, there were 27 aggravated assaults, one murder, and a slew ofother crimes committed around the club in 2012.

Woodall told Phillips he'dsubmitted paperwork to the city to begin the process of evicting the tenet andclosing the club.

We spoke with the Mayor'soffices who say no paperwork has been formally filed with the city; however,they have received paperwork that states the landlord is in private proceedingswith the tenet.

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