Lexington nightclub shooter gets 10-year sentence

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comNovember 15, 2012 

Diva's Gentlemen's Club in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 12, 2012. Strip clubs in Lexington are being fined often for violating the city's smoking ban. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff


A Fayette County man who fired shots at a Divas Gentleman's Club employee earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a U.S. Attorney's Office news release said.

U.S. Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood sentenced Jafari T. Moore, 31, Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A jury found Moore guilty in July.

On March 20, Moore took a .40-caliber pistol from another man in the parking lot of Divas, 1318 Russell Cave Road. Police said Moore shot at the man and a Divas employee before leaving the club. The victims did not have life-threatening injuries.

Lexington police officers stopped Moore in his vehicle shortly after the shooting and found the pistol. Moore had a previous felony conviction and was not supposed to have a gun.

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