Phoenix strip club bouncer pleads guilty in death of off-duty firefighter

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Brandon Douglas Draper. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Brandon Douglas Draper. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Daisy Mountain firefighter Luke Jones (Source: Daisy Mountain Fire Department) Daisy Mountain firefighter Luke Jones (Source: Daisy Mountain Fire Department)
Brandon Douglas Draper. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Brandon Douglas Draper. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Timothy John Piegari. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Timothy John Piegari. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Phoenix strip club bouncer who police said killed an off-duty Daisy Mountain firefighter has changed his plea.

Brandon Douglas Draper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday. Sentencing is scheduled for May 4.

Police said Draper shoved 37-year-old Luke Jones to the ground and hit him in the head several times at Centerfolds Cabaret on Jan. 21, 2017. During the incident, club manager Timothy Piegari disconnected the video.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Daisy Mountain firefighter killed in off-duty fight]

Jones was taken to the hospital in a Lyft car, where he later died.

Jones was with the Daisy Mountain Fire District for 12 years and left behind a wife and daughter, fire officials said.

[READ: 2 strip club employees arrested in death of off-duty Daisy Mountain firefighter]

Draper originally pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Piegari pleaded not guilty to hindering prosecution and one count of tampering with physical evidence. He wants to take his case to trial.

[Google Map: Centerfolds Cabaret | 2000 West Peoria Avenue]

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