Court orders Sunny Spot Lounge closed

Posted at 12:19 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 12:19:44-04

A court ordered the closure of a Cleveland Heights bar Friday after the city called it a 'danger to the surrounding community' following a homicide at the Noble Road location earlier this week. 

According to Cleveland Heights police, the city filed a complaint and motion Thursday for a temporary restraining order against the Sunny Spot Lounge. In their complaint, the city said the operation of the bar is 'a danger to the surrounding community in light of recent incidents.'

The city was referring to a homicide that was reported at the bar early Tuesday. A 24-year-old man died after he was found shot in a vehicle in the parking lot. was the first to report that local football player Antonio Longino, who was days away from a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in the case.

A second man, 28-year-old Stephen Johnson, turned himself into Cleveland Heights Police Wednesday evening. He is charged with aggravated murder.

The court granted the temporary restraining order on Friday. A hearing was scheduled for noon to hear the city's motion for preliminary injunction against the bar.