Two Hephzibah men were arrested early Sunday and charged with firing several shots outside an Augusta night club.
Bryan DeShawn Dilworth, 21, of Woodcock Drive, and Rashaad Zotaud Dally, 24, of Farmers Bridge Road, each were charged with reckless conduct, discharging a firearm and discharging a firearm on or near a public highway, according to Richmond County jail records.
About 3:32 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies working an off-duty assignment at Alter Egoz Sports Bar & Grill when a patron alerted them about a fight going on inside the bar, according to an incident report.
As the deputies broke up the fight and began removing the suspects from the bar, they heard several shots coming from the parking lot.
A patron said the shooters had left in a dark-colored Cadillac, which was stopped on Gordon Highway.
Deputies found two 9mm guns in the car’s glove box and a 9mm bullet that matched a casing found in the parking lot.
Dilworth told police that he was defending himself and that the people they were fighting in the club had shot at and him and Dally first.