Suspect arrested in fatal nightclub shooting

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Orlando Maurice Nembhard By Jennifer Thomas Orlando Maurice Nembhard By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a man outside a Chandler nightclub was arrested Friday in New York.

With the help of the U.S. Marshals Office, Orlando Maurice Nembhard was located in Yonkers, N.Y. He was extradited to Arizona and booked into Maricopa County Jail on one count of second-degree murder.

Nembhard is accused of shooting Sir Xavier Brooks, 19, after a fight broke out at Leonardo's near Arizona Avenue and Warner Road on Feb. 12.

According to police, Brooks was not involved in the fight.

Detective Frank Mendoza said Brooks held up his hands and backed away from the suspect, but Nembhard pulled out a handgun and shot him then fled the scene on foot.

Brooks died at an area hospital.