I found out about this disturbing news this weekend. While it is scene related, I think it is more of a case of work place violence. Basically, it seems that the alleged murderer was fired from the club earlier, then came back, shot the owner in the head and set fire to the club.
It has been a while since I have read anything this bad involving the scene. You can read more about it here and here.
From LA Weekly Blogs:
Fifty-three-year-old David Edward Albert of Simi Valley was expected to be in court in Inglewood Thursday afternoon for his arraignment. He faces charges of murder, arson and animal cruelty. The body of the owner’s dog was also found in the building.
Prosecutors allege that the suspect shot John Lavine, owner of the Passive Arts bondage club, several times in the head before sparking the blaze at the La Cienega Boulevard building in the city of Lennox.
Authorities said Albert was found hiding in bushes across the street from the smoldering venue Tuesday morning. He was bleeding, and he said he had been hit by a car. But deputies didn’t buy it and placed him under arrested.