Even before Sunday’s fatal shooting in front of Trilogy Nightclub in St. Charles, the co-owner of neighboring business Sink or Swim Tattoo has had his share of problems with the nightclub after it opened in April.
St. Charles police continue to investigate the shooting that occurred at approximately 2:03 a.m. Sunday at Trilogy Nightclub, located at 2051 Lincoln Highway. The man who was killed has been identified as Khalief D. McAllister, 23, of Aurora.
Three other people were injured in the shooting. Each of the surviving victims underwent emergency surgery; one is in stable condition while the other victim is listed in critical condition.
A fourth gunshot victim was driven to Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora. That victim was treated and released.
Ryan Harnish, co-owner of Sink or Swim Tattoo, said he has been complaining to the city and aldermen about the noise from the nightclub.
“The noise is ridiculous,” he said. “You can hear them playing the speakers down at NAPA Auto Parts.”
NAPA Auto Parts is located down the street at 2025 Lincoln Highway.
Things have been so bad that they have been looking at relocating Sink or Swim Tattoo.
“We’re restricted to this zoning, so we haven’t been able to move,” Harnish said. “We’ve been wanting to move away from them.”
His business was closed at the time of the shooting.
Trilogy opened in April in the space that formerly housed Paradiso restaurant.
Owner David Brown is a former professional athlete who had played for the Chicago Rush/Chicago Slaughter in the Arena Football League. He owns Power Athletics Wellness in St. Charles, a nonprofit agency in St. Charles that focuses on helping low-income individuals, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors.
In talking about Trilogy Lounge earlier this year, he emphasized that the business would feature a variety of entertainment options, including comedy shows and salsa dance nights.
“We don’t want to be labeled just as a club,” Brown said. “We’re more than just a club. We want to appeal to everybody.”