Cops huddling with Giants in club slay
By: Jamie Schram & Bill Sanderson
November 25th, 2011
Detectives are headed to the Giants’ practice facility in New Jersey today to ask if any players witnessed last week’s deadly shooting at trendy Juliet Supperclub.
Cops have no suspects in the early-morning Nov. 15 shooting at the Chelsea nightspot, in which Brooklyn resident Artis Arthur, 43, was killed and two other people were wounded.
Several Giants were among the 300 people at the Manhattan club that night. The crowd also included members of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and several lockout-idled NBA players.
No one suspects that any Giants or other athletes were involved in the shooting, said a police source.
Giants receiver Victor Cruz was celebrating his birthday that night with a group of pals, including Big Blue teammates Hakeem Nicks, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle and Chris Canty.
Also in the club were actor Ryan Phillippe, R&B singer Estelle and NBA stars John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Chris Duhon and Kemba Walker.
A cop, named by sources as Detective Robert Santos of the 115th Precinct, has been questioned because he was in the club that night.
Santos drew attention from Internal Affairs detectives earlier this year when a deputy inspector, Juanita Holmes, was beaten by her husband at Santos’ Long Island home.