For Immediate Release
October 22, 2019
SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN ROSEVILLE BAR SHOOTING
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — Today, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric J. Smith, authorized charges against a 21-year-old male for the murder of a fellow Dooley’s Bar patron this past weekend.
Prosecutor Smith has charged the suspect, Nolan M. Baca, of Clinton Township, with:
- Murder – Second Degree, a felony, punishable by up to life in prison;
- Weapons – Carrying Concealed, a five-year felony; and,
- Weapons – Felony Firearm, a two-year felony.
Sunday, October 20, at approximately 12:45 AM, Roseville Police were dispatched to Dooley’s Roseville, located on Gratiot Ave. between Masonic and 14 Mile Roads, regarding reports of a shots fired, and a male individual shot in the men’s bathroom. Police arrived at the scene to find several individuals engaged in a heated altercation outside of the bar, including one male holding a gun, later determined to be the murder weapon.
Police and prosecutors allege that the victim and the defendant got into an altercation in the men’s bathroom and the defendant proceeded to shoot the victim multiple times. The victim’s brother-in-law wrestled the gun away from the defendant and shouted for someone to call 9-1-1. The defendant proceeded to run toward the parking lot, the victim’s brother-in-law following after him, the defendant’s gun still in hand. Other individuals became engaged in the dispute. Police were able to secure the scene without further incident, and recover the murder weapon, determined to be registered to the defendant. The defendant, however, did not have a CPL and should not have had the weapon inside a bar.
The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“Once again, our County is grieving the tragic death of a young man, due to a completely senseless act of violence,” stated Prosecutor Smith. “This blatant disregard for the lives of other must stop. We will continue to prosecute these individuals who threaten our communities to the fullest extent of the law.”
“We owe a debt of gratitude to the Roseville Police Department. The swift, vigilant actions of the officers who were first on the scene ensured that no other tragedy occurred.”
The defendant was arraigned this afternoon in the 39th District Court, in Roseville, where Judge Boedeker denied bond.