A 51-year-old man arrested in Austin in connection with the employee fatal shooting at a gentlemen’s club south of Lubbock was indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on Tuesday.
Kennon Shaw is charged with murder in connection with the March 9 fatal shooting of 28-year-old Joseph Burk at the Angelwitch Cabaret in the 600 block of Country Road 7150.
Shaw’s charge stems from an investigation by the Lubbock Metro Area Special Crimes Unit into a 1:50 a.m. gunshot call at the club where Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputies were held. responded to find Burk suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died, according to an arrest warrant.
Burk was an employee of the club, which had a security camera system that filmed the shooting, the warrant says.
Video footage from the cameras allegedly showed a man wearing a blue cap, blue shirt and blue jeans arguing with Burk before the shooting, according to the warrant, which did not reveal the cause of the argument.
The shooter also shoots the club manager but misses, exits the club and drives off in a silver or light gold Lincoln Town Car with a paper buyer’s tag.
According to an investigator of the search warrant obtained for Shaw’s DNA, the shooter left the club without his hat, which investigators recovered.
Investigators identified Shaw as the shooter after comparing an old mugshot to his face shown in the video, the warrant says.
Investigators attended Shaw’s home in the 1500 block of East Cornell Street in Lubbock where they found the town car, which is the vehicle he was known to drive.
Investigators searched the home and found blue clothing that resembled that worn by the shooter in the video, according to the search warrant.
He was first arrested by US Marshals on March 16 in the 200 block of Pedernales Street in Austin, sheriff’s officials announced at the time.
He was incarcerated March 23 at the Lubbock County Detention Center for murder, according to prison records. He remains in jail and his bail is set at $500,000.