Crime

Brother of Club Elite shooting victim arrested

The brother of a victim in the Club Elite shooting was arrested earlier this week, according to court records.

Louis B. Goff Jr., 21, was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm. At about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a silver Chevy Camaro parked near “an area known for high drug sales,” an arrest affidavit shows.

The deputy ran the car’s tag number and found that the owner’s driver’s license was suspended. When the deputy flashed the lights on his patrol car, Goff pulled into a driveway and got out of the car, the affidavit said.

When the deputy approached the car, two women were inside and there was an “overwhelming odor of fresh marijuana,” the affidavit said.

The women were asked to get out of the car. When authorities searched the vehicle, they found a black handgun underneath the driver’s seat. The gun was loaded, the affidavit said.

One of the women told the deputy Goff hid the gun when the traffic stop began. Goff denied hiding the gun, but later said it was his gun and the passengers didn’t know about it, the affidavit said. Goff is the brother of Trayon Goff, 25, of Palmetto.

On Sept. 10, Trayon Goff was shot dead outside Club Elite during the massive shooting that left 22 injured and two dead. No arrests have been made.

Goff was released from the Manatee County jail on $2,000 bond.

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