I sign that reads "Diamond's Gentleman's Club" and "Half Acre Nightclub" are shown in front of a building.
190 Harlow is home to two Bangor clubs, Diamonds Gentleman's Club and Half Acre Nightclub, where a shooting took place in the parking area over the weekend. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

A Bangor man has been charged in connection with the most recent shooting outside two Harlow Street nightspots in the early hours of April 24, Bangor police said Tuesday.

Arrest warrants for three other men have been issued, according to Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters.

Andrae Dixon, 36, allegedly fired several shots at an occupied vehicle during a fight among several nightclub customers at 190 Harlow St. on the edge of downtown Bangor. He was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal mischief. Dixon was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and released after posting $500 cash bail.

Police have not released the identity or condition of the victim, who was shot once. 

Warrants have been issued for the following men:

Edward Evans, 33, of Bronx, New York, for elevated aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and assault; Eimel Evans, 28, of Augusta for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and assault; and Horane Lawrence, 31, of Bar Harbor for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. 

The Evans men are brothers, according to police.

The arrest comes after the state’s liquor licensing division launched an investigation into the nightclubs, Half Acre Nightclub and Diamonds Gentleman’s Club, as a result of the shooting and past violence at the property. 

Last August, a fight broke out between two customers waiting to enter one of the businesses and one of them began shooting, resulting in one injury. A Boston man was later arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault.

Before that, Demetrius Snow was fatally stabbed in the parking lot of Half Acre in February 2020. Last May, a Penobscot County Superior Court jury found Rayshaun Moore guilty of murder.

Diamonds opened in 2012 in the spot previously occupied by Diva’s Gentleman’s Club.

The following year, at least 11 people there were arrested in different cases on various charges such as assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Two men were arrested that April for punching a female entertainer in the face and causing her to lose a tooth, and one man was arrested that August for punching a hole in the club’s wall.

In 2017, two men were arrested on assault charges following a stabbing near Diamonds, police said at the time. Nearby residents have also complained about customers loitering and making noise after hours. 

After the club’s 2012 opening, Bangor police were called to the area 50 times in a four-month span to deal with problems such as crime and noise.