One dead after shooting at gentlemen’s club

Shooting at Gold Nugget leaves one man dead.
Shooting at Gold Nugget leaves one man dead.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 6:10 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man is dead after a shooting at the Gold Nugget Gentlemen’s Club in Panama City.

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Panama City Police are on the scene investigating. The club is located at U.S. 98 and Drummond Avenue in Panama City.

Panama City Police Chief Mark Smith said the shooting happened around 4:15 Wednesday morning as the club was closing. He said they found Angel Alamo-Contreas suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Through the investigation, officers said they determined Contreas left the bar as it was closing and said after being locked out of the business, he allegedly became enraged over lost property. Chief Smith said Contreas then got a firearm from his car and fired several rounds into the front door of the club. Police said at the time there were multiple people inside the business.

According to law enforcement, that’s when Glen Kippel ran through the front door and saw Contreas holding a firearm, so Kippel fired multiple rounds and struck Contreas at least once.

Chief Smith stated in a press conference Wednesday morning that there will be no charges filed against the suspect. Officers said Kippel’s actions were determined to be in self-defense and the self-defense of others.

Police tell us the situation is under control and there is no threat to anyone in the surrounding area.