ATLANTA, GA – In October 2020, an individual was shot and
killed over admission prices to 2 Chainz’s Members Only lounge
in northeast Atlanta. On Thursday (July 15), police revealed they
believe to have the alleged suspect in custody.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 24-year-
old Malik Payne was arrested by U.S. marshals in
CliftonTownship, Michigan. Payne remains behind bars
in Michigan on felony murder charges along with illegal
possession of a firearm by a felon and is awaiting
extradition to Atlanta.
On October 29, 2020, Members Only security
worker Caleb Culbreath was shot in the chest during an
argument over admission at around 2 a.m. ET. The 27-
year-old victim was transported to Grady Memorial
Hospital but succumbed to his wounds shortly after and
was pronounced dead.
This isn’t the only violent altercation to take place at
Members Only, which is reportedly a joint venture owned
security guards were shot when an assailant opened fire
in a drive-by from his Dodge Challenger after being
kicked out of the lounge earlier in the night.
Both unnamed victims were transported to a local
hospital but were alert and survived their injuries after
being treated overnight. An investigation in the case
remains ongoing with the suspect at-large.
The Members Only lounge website says the venue fancies
itself as “Atlanta’s exclusive VIP lounge for the city’s
socialites and elite professionals.”No further details are
available at this time.