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D.C. Tunnel will be able to dole out drinks again following a decision by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board yesterday. Police chief Cathy Lanier suspended the club’s liquor license after a gun battle erupted between a group of men and four police officers outside the club early Saturday morning. The alcohol board decided to return the club’s license on a provisional basis. It must also hire reimbursable detail police officers to patrol the area outside the club, alcohol administration director Maria Delaney says.
D.C. Tunnel, also called Club Envy, was hosting a promoted event Friday night featuring TCB, Backyard Band, and Project Pat. According to an alcohol administration report, shortly after 3 a.m., four males exited the club and began shooting in the air towards MPD officers. Officer James Sulla then shot back, hitting one suspect in the foot and one suspect in the hand. Four men jumped into a Dodge Charger and sped away. The police followed them to the Edgewood Apartments at 600 Edgewood Street NE where they chased the suspects on foot. Two were apprehended, a police report says.