Chandler police scoured a restaurant parking lot and interviewed employees for hours Monday after an early morning shooting left a 25-year-old man dead and officers with little information about the shooter.
A barroom fight that broke out around midnight at Redfish restaurant, 2530 W. Chandler Blvd., preceded the parking lot shooting that killed Van Henry Jordan III of Phoenix, Chandler police Detective Frank Mendoza said.
It was Chandler’s sixth homicide this year.
About 12:30 a.m., Jordan was shot in the parking lot. He later died at a local hospital.
Jordan had been involved in a fight inside Redfish until security broke up the altercation, police said. Security escorted the other person outside first, then took Jordan outside, police said.
Jordan walked to his car parked east of the restaurant and was gunned down. After being shot, Jordan made his way back to the front entrance of the restaurant before he collapsed on the ground.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many times Jordan was shot. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots, police said.
Police couldn’t provide any details about the other person involved in the fight.
Throughout the morning and early afternoon, yellow police tape surrounded the restaurant and stretched across the parking lot to the neighboring Outback Steakhouse as officers took photographs and measured the parking lot to create a detailed diagram of the crime scene.
The restaurant, which advertises Big Easy fun and flavor and sits in a shopping complex, reopened Monday afternoon.