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Suspect charged with murder after fatal shooting outside Fort Worth nightclub

A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday, more than two weeks after a man was fatally shot outside a Fort Worth nightclub.

Sergio Hernandez faces a first-degree murder charge in the May 12 slaying, according to court documents.

He remained in custody Monday at the Tarrant County Jail and was being held on the parole violation, records show.

Officers responded around 5:45 a.m. to El Gallito Copetón nightclub in the 3200 block of North Main Street and found a gunshot victim, later identified as 29-year-old Arnulfo Mauricio Jr.

Mauricio was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to police. His cause of death is listed in Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s records as a gunshot wound to the chest.

The report number related to Hernandez’s arrest in Fort Worth police records matches the case number listed for Mauricio’s death report in the coroner’s case.

Investigators determined there was a fight inside the club and someone fired a gun at least once as the “aggressors” were removed from the business, police previously said.

It was not immediately clear whether Hernandez or Mauricio were involved in the fight.

An obituary for Mauricio said he and his father had a business together.

“She enjoyed cooking, traveling places and spending time with family and friends,” the obituary said. “Junior loved bringing everyone together. He enjoyed taking care of his Frenchies, working on his trucks, riding his four wheeler and helping others. Junior also loved spending time with all the little ones; he had a passion for children.”

Another man was killed near the same location a week later, police said.