Shooting at "Cheetah's" Strip Club Leaves One Dead

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A shooting early this morning in the parking lot of a Phoenix strip club's left one man dead and police scratching their heads.

Mark Curtis Hill, 38, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of Cheeta's strip club near 7th Street and Indian School Road.

A motive for the shooting is unknown, and no suspect is in custody. Witnesses to the shooting are reportedly not cooperating with police.

There's a surveillance camera in the area where Hill was shot, but it's unclear whether it captured video of the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Silent Witness at 1-800-WITNESS.


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Newtime
Newtime

Listen, "Big 5," what you need to understand-but when you misbehave like this, it only hurts the promoters

Newtime
Newtime

Were you fellas sucking the glass dick, or do you just always act that stupid?  LOL.

Newtime
Newtime

Here's a Letter to the Big 5 Click:A A A Comments By David Holthouse Thursday, Oct 24 1996 Dear fools--I caught your wack excuse for a live set at the local hip-hop talent showcase last Friday (10/18) at Electric Ballroom. Your beats were tired, your rhymes had more bites than the house virgin in a vampire's castle, and your delivery choked and backfired like an old Impala with a potato up its tailpipe. So I ask you--what in the hell made you think you represented enough to spray-paint your little group name all over the backstage dressing room? Crack cocaine? Is that it? Were you fellas sucking the glass dick, or do you just always act that stupid?

See, the irony here is that I'm positive at least one of your crew sat around at some blunt session recently, talking high and mighty shit about how racist a city Phoenix is, how there's unfair scrutiny of hip-hop here, and how no clubs are out to support the local scene, etc.

Now, I agree there is discrimination against hip-hop in the Valley. When cops routinely use selective enforcement against clubs that host hip-hop, that point is hard to argue ("The War Against Hip-Hop," December 21, 1995). And yes, club owners in this city are generally wary of booking hip-hop, mainly because of its reputation for violence and vandalism at concerts and club nights (though usually punks like you take it to the parking lot, not the dressing room, for Christ's sake).

On the record, Ballroom co-owner David Seven laughed off that graffiti piece you threw up--"We're thinking about selling it to the Metropolitan Museum as genuine urban art from the Southwest." Seven said his partner, Jim Torgensen, however, was considerably less amused. "Jim's not smiling," Seven said. "He's taking this a little hard."

Listen, "Big 5," what you need to understand--and evidently don't--is that hip-hop in the Valley, like hip-hop in most cities, is fighting a battle of public perception, and you just emptied a clip for the wrong side. Five hundred people attended the showcase at the Ballroom. That's an excellent turnout for local music around here in any genre. The hip-hop scene here is growing, but when you misbehave like this, it only hurts the promoters, performers and fans trying to nurse it along. Show some respect.

P.S. Did you really complain about having to go on early in the night? You know they're cooking that crack shit with sulfur these days--you know that, don't you?

Other notes from the hip-hop night: Underground Sound Unit rapper "MPL" made a decent showing in his solo debut, weaving his way through a couple of tracks before his whole crew came on. As usual, USU was unremarkable, but didn't embarrass itself. Cohesive interplay between the MCs, but I thought just maybe I'd heard some of those beats before.

Know Qwestion turned out a solid set before a curiously unresponsive crowd, performing several selections from its tape Conversation and Public Speaking, including "To Each His Own," a phat track with several tasty string samples. MCs Cash and Cappuccino pulled out a few new cuts, too, including a sweet little rhyme centered on a twist on the "I'm not aware of too many things" refrain from Edie Brickell and New Bohemians' 1988 hit "What I Am."

Now, when I heard it, I thought Cash and Cap surely stole that idea from the "Street Dreams" track on Nas' new album (a similar play on the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams"), but their producer P-Body swears it ain't so. In any case, the Know Qwestion rappers lose points for originality on the song's title: "Groove Tonight"? Ouch. Let's see . . . give me ten seconds and I'll give you three alternatives: "Too Many Things," uh, "Ode to Edie" or "Red Rhymes for a Blue Lady." Hell, I don't know. Better than "Groove Tonight," though.

Finally, the Weirdoz made a show of force with a hard-core set of assaultive beats, believable posturing and intriguing rhyme schemes on thug life. I don't like this group's attitude or content, but the Weirdoz looked confident and sounded precise--key when you're going to come out with that much aggression

500
500

500% of the people on this page suck dick!

500percent
500percent

People on this page are fucking straight dumb............ Get a life.. 500%

LastManStanding
LastManStanding

The Big 5 Click started with a bunch of kids having fun rapping and dancing. Mack used to dance and he dreamed only of being a bigshot in the music biz. It's sad that something that started with so much fire and creativity ultimately became nothing but a common street gang. People seem to revere Mack as some sort of tuff guy gangster type but that's not really Mack. Mack loved to laugh. He loved video games. He loved to smoke and sit around gossiping like an old housewife. He was just a regular guy with a bad upbringing and too much time on his hands. I don't know if he ever intentionally killed anyone. He was never convicted of murder so I don't know where all of these accusations are coming from. One thing I do know for a fact is that Mack died the way he feared the most. He did not want that for himself and he most definitely would not want it for Rasheed orr Mikey. If you guys want to do right by Mack and redeem his name, Put Big 5 back the way it used to be. Rap, dance, get pu$$y, party, be loyal to your friends and family and NEVER let the outside bull$#it infiltrate what Mack and his true friends created. he would want to see you guys happy and successful rather than to have you out there committing crimes and squandering your futures. As hard as it may seem, it will pass. Enjoy your youth and let the universe deal with the people who took his life. They will be dealt with. But yall have too much to strive for to be involving your selves in the same activities that took the man you love and respect so much. Be smarter than that. Success is the best revenge.

Angela
Angela

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”

LoveU4ever
LoveU4ever

NNobody deserves to die because of some dumb mistakes they might have made when they were younger. Nobody deserves to die over jealousy either. And nobody should ever have to die such a brutal death. People don't think about that persons family and what looking someone can do to a person. Mack may have done some bad things to people but if u really knew him u knew that he was so loving and caring and there for you if you really needed it. He was a good friend sometimes a good bf.lol.. It dint matter he did his dirt but everyone that knew him knew him loved him. His memory lives on. You'll never be forgotten baby! We all love and miss you very much xoxoxoxo R.I.P M.C.H <3

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

"callmeifyouwant" my nigga you got me fucked up speaking dis type of bullshit bout my uncle...This is Adrian Conway aka mikey his nephew and imma put it like this....yu a hoe ass nigga and if you juss let me know your name imma put a hit out on yu and thats on da 5 click hoe.....bet that

Gmaster
Gmaster

Mack, the memories we shared. The laughs and time spent together. You're truly missed. We'll never know why life was cut shorr so soon. May you rest in peace. I'll always love you. Westside love and friend.

Jusst73
Jusst73

I dated this man over 7 years ago we lived together I knew his mom before she passed he never knew his dad he has 3 sisters he had 3 boys that he LOVED very much and a lil girl thats his oldest that he didn't know but knew of her. Mack LOVED money ,woman, having a good time with his friends. Yea the streets raised him he could be a cold piece of work lol and he could be the nice person in the world all at the same time. No one is perfect and he wasn't he was a fucked boyfriend LOL but a great friend. He talk mo shit then anyone I knew and he would have you weak off the shit ... Mack your going to be missed and loved DAMN no goodbyes my dude :'''( loved u then love you now always had my heart.

me
me

Miss u big homie,, its super sad cuz all I got left of u is this video.... Much luv n respect cuzzo,, u had so much knowledge n were such a good person, if n e body needed help u was right Der no questions asked,,,, Fuck all u broke ass lame ass motherfukkas yall jus wish u coulda been him doin big thangs n jus plain living life to da fullest.... Ima miss u boo boo

hewasaBUMM!
hewasaBUMM!

Funny how some do bad and dont want the police called until bad is done to them...He's dead, now everybody wants the police to find the killer....yea right.  What makes u laugh, makes u cry in this case buddy!!

Callmeifyouwant
Callmeifyouwant

Look people who rob and steal and use brute force to do it will get it back someday... No other way to put it.  It will catch up to you.  Taco salad anyone?

FUCK1415
FUCK1415

I THINKN THIS IS SO SAD NO ONE DESERVES THIS IF U ASK ME  LOOK INTO THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE PLACE

Kwazwaligiance
Kwazwaligiance

Ones who dont understand the laws of reciprocity, are the one who are taken out.

Kwazwaligiance
Kwazwaligiance

Fuckin' idiots care about someone elses life more than your own...."stupid muthafuckas, man I tell you."

oochiewalli
oochiewalli

I knew Mack and WELL!  Its a shame that majority of the people leaving comments are superficial and below shallow.  Your grandparents would tell you; the bed u make is the bed you lay in.  Mack wasn't new to this shit.  He built himself to his destination.  U clowns that don't believe shit happens, you're awaiting your fate next.  U'd better be smarter than u think u are and wise up enough to live a life for not your friends but for your family and yourself.

Sstrickland217
Sstrickland217

See you are one of these lame ass jealous bitches I was referring to. Why don't you tell it the real way, you wished Mack would pleasure you punk!!! Nobody wants your faggot ass on this page so please quit lying on someone who is gone. Remember your a faggot, tha means a nobody.

Sstrickland217
Sstrickland217

Man Mack I will miss you. Although we did not get all the time we needed we had enough!!!! I think of your face daily and miss you. Haters, haters, haters, that's what this is about! These lame ass dudes could not be on your level and the main one was gone and hated how you handled yourself without him on the streets. Jealous ass bitch. You know who u are.

Callmeifyouwant
Callmeifyouwant

aND KINDA Ironic this guy was the head of  a gang called Big 5.  Somebody shoots him 5 times in the chest.  Is that some kinda a 5 message.

MIKEY_CONWAY010
MIKEY_CONWAY010

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO THE FULLEST BUT IT JUST REALLY PISSED ME OFF THAT WHILE IM GOING THROUGH THE WEB LOOKING AT STORIES ABOUT THE MURDER I RUN ACROSS SOMEBODY SLANDERING MY UNCLE'S NAME ON A BLOG...THIS IS MORE THAN A UNCLE TO ME HE'S MORE LIKE MY FATHER AND ANYBODY WHO KNOWS MACK KNOWS THIS AND IM NOT GONNA SIT HERE AND LET THEM MAKE THESE ACCUSATIONS ABOUT HIM WITHOUT ME SAYING ANY THING...I LOVE THAT MAN WITH ALL MY HEART IF IT WASNT FOR HIM I WOULDNT HAVE ANYTHING AND I WOULDNT BE THE MAN I AM TODAY....IM SITTING HERE ON THANKSGIVING DAY WITHOUT MY UNCLE BECAUSE SOME COWARD TOOK HIS LIFE AND THAT UPSETS ME TO THE FULLEST. BUT IMMA PUT IT IN GODS HANDS AND LET HIM HANDLE IT....##RIPMACK5

theone
theone

Everyone that new him didn't love him.  I watched him help ruin peoples lives.. You have tunnel vision.  You don't think he brought pain or sorrow to families??? Think again. I KNOW FIRST HAND. It's like your saying he was loving. Let's be real.. Cut the drama.  There are serial killers that can be loving but they are no good people in any way. They are still serial killers or drug dealers or pimps or anything else in between..

Callmeifyouwant
Callmeifyouwant

Won't catch me slipping at a hole in the wall strip club on a Tuesday at 2am.  

FuckUrSelf
FuckUrSelf

WOW!...DOUBLE WOW!!!  Big Homie huh...how old are you?12?

THeTRUTH
THeTRUTH

YOu are a lame and a coward! HOw can you joke about a man losing his life who was a father a brother, a son, a friend.... Who are you to put it any way? Coward say these things to his friends and family's face or keep your mouth shut....

Sstrickland217
Sstrickland217

Wow!! After reading so many comments it makes you wonder if you really knew a person at all. Maybe everything was a front. I agree, if you live your life foul it will only come back to you I guess I was just hoping this wasn't the case. Either way, rest in peace I am done with this mess. My fam def means more to me than getting involved in a conversation I am obviously not knowlegable about.

C-r-e-a-m
C-r-e-a-m

as if the person who was away really gave a fuck about this guy....  If you talking about the main one being the person I think you are referring too who was away for so many years... Lol that's funny cuz...  He was away and probably came out ten years later still having more than your friend...  "Jealous ass bitch. You know who u are" I don't think anyone was jealous of this guy...  If I hate someone just because I am jealous that is one thing.  If I hate someone because they talk alot of shit or slander my name in the streets or hurt my kinfolk thats a hole different hate. I never saw this guy floss like the other guy flossed ten years ago or how he flossed coming back ten years later when every1 had a ten year jump start on him. 

Beth
Beth

Rest in Peace, my daddy Mack Curtis Hill. Nobody's perfect, but you were one of a kind for sure! You lived a bigger life in 37 years than most will ever know! Happy Birthday in heaven, LOVE, your son Shaka.

THeTRUTH
THeTRUTH

Again speak what you know...... but then again maybe you should stop blogging about someone you don't even know.

Itbsomz
Itbsomz

Wow ya dumb bitch ..are you fucking stupid who the fuck are you to say what is Karma and what isn't ...The victim didn't deserve to die in the hands of anybody as a matter of fact you are talking about some dumb shit thaf happened in the 90's get real ..have some respect for the victims family and friends we are suffering a loss...know ya mutha fuckin roll scary bitch..ITBSOMZ..luv BIG5.

500
500

who gives a fuck if your mad..    Mikey you don't really know shit...  shut the fuck up  500%

Tanyaparra623
Tanyaparra623

Mikey juss always remember how much he loved U, I think about him alot and blessed that he was apart of my life ur mom Nicole and him look juss alike lol he said u look like him with good hair lol and light sink lol.. HE LOVES U LIKE U WHERE HIS AND U KNOW THAT ... Its funny u rememeber me doing ur hair it was around Xmas time we had fun man I miss him

LoveU4Ever
LoveU4Ever

First of all I MEANT... Everyone that really knew mack inside and out loved him. Of course not everybody that fuckin knew him loved him you dumb ass. Not everyone loves everyone! But Like mikey said he was there for people he may have done his dirt back in the day but everybody makes fuckin mistakes! I'm sure you have made plenty!. But that DOES NOT GIVE SOMEONE THE RIGHT TO MURDER ANYONE!. Ya'll hatin ass niggas and bitches dat prolly wished you could be like him! Wished you coulda had the things he had. And now he gone ya'll wanna run ya'll mouths like some lil bitches! . Also like his nephew said if he was here to defend himself no one would be bumpin dey gums!. Ya'll need to get a ma fuckin life and quit hatin on a loving caring man that had a lot of love from a lot of different people that aint here to defend himself no more. GROW THE FUCK UP SCARY ASS MA FUCKAS! 

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT HE DID TO ANYONE MISTAKES WILL BE MADE BUT THAT DOESNT GIVE ANYONE THE RIGHT TO TAKE SOMEONES LIFE AWAY FROM THEM. IM HIS NEPHEW WHO NEVER HAD A FATHER THERE FOR ME AND GUESS WHO ACTED AS MY FATHER???MACK HILL....WHEN SCHOOL STARTED WHO BOUGHT ME CLOTHES AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SHIT I NEEDED FOR SCHOOL???MACK HILL...WHEN IT WAS CHRISTMAS TIME AND MY MAMA COULDNT AFFORD TO GET ME WHAT I WANTED WHO GOT IT FOR ME???MACK HILL....SO DONT BE ON A FUCKIN BLOG DISRESPECTIN MY UNCLE AND HIS NAME NOW THAT HE IS GONE BCUZ I PUT MONEY ON IT THAT IF HE WAS HERE NONE OF THIS WOULD BE SAID....HE DID FOR PPL ALL DAY EVERYDAY WHICH IS CALLLED LOVE....SO ALLL YOU HATIN ASS NIGGAS OR HOES BETTER FALL THE FUCK BACK BEFORE YOU GET DEALT WITH.....##REAL SHII...

rasheed_johnson45
rasheed_johnson45

Bitch Ass Hoe Ass Nigga Dnt Be Talkin Bout ...My Dad Like Dat Fukk Boyy.. . . Ill Drop Yo Bitch ass Any time Any day ndd yaa im 14!Buck on any nigga fukk u sayin scary hatin ahh nigga. . . He Raised Me Neva Be scared of nobody fukk nigga. . . Betta Not Find Out Who u is CUSS DAT 5 CLICK GNE BE AT YA HEAD . . .

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

BITCH ASS NIGGA IT WAS WEDNESDAY GET YOUR DATES STRAIGHT...AND I HATE HOW YOUR COWARD ASS GOT A FAKE ASS NAME ON HERE TALKIN SHII BOUT MY UNCLE...SHII IF YOU REAL TELL ME YOUR NAME HOE ASS NIGGA....YOU A PUSSY ASS COWARD WHO AINT GOT SHIT BETTER TO DO THAN TO DISCUSS MY UNCLE VIA THE INTERNET...AND IT DONT MATTER HOE I BET WHOEVER SHOT MY UNCLE WONT LIVE AND THATS ON DA FIVE CLICK HOE...FIRST OFF THE STREETS ARE GONNA TALK AND ITS GONNA COME OUT AND THEN ITS A WRAP AND IF THE POLICE FIND HIM FIRST JUST KNOW WE GOT GOONS IN EVERY PRISON SERVING LIFE TERMS WAITING ON HIM SO ITS NOTHIN TO WORRY ABOUT AND AS FOR YOUR PUSSY ASS JUSS GIVE ME YOUR NAME AND WHERE YOU BE AT AND YOU R GONNA HAVE TO SEE ME AND THATS SOME REAL SHITT....

MIKEY_-CONWAY010
MIKEY_-CONWAY010

BITCH ASS NIGGA YU DONT KNO SHII....BUT IF YU GOT SUMN TO TELL ME CUM ON GET AT ME NIGGA...###STRAIGHTLIKETHAT

Icunvnme007
Icunvnme007

I just met mack back in october when we were in the tents and he was a cool brotha,he looked out for me in there and he will be truly missed foreals,i think about that cat alot,he brought alot of unity between dudes in the tents,rip mack

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

SHUT YOUR PUSSY ASS UP AND COME CATCH THESE HANDS HOE...##NUFFSED

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

My Name Mike_conway010. Fuck what you think! Nuff said..

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

AND I HOPE LIKE HELL ITS FEMALES THATS ON HERE TALKIN SHII CUZ IF ITS NIGGAS THEY STRAIGHT PUSSY...WHO GETS ON A BLOG TALKIN SHII AND DONT EVEN PUT THEIR NAME????A PUSSY....PUT YOUR NAME HOE THEN YOU GONNA HAVE TO SEE ME....##NUFF SAID

MIKEY_CONWAY010
MIKEY_CONWAY010

YEA I REMEMBER YU JUST DNT REMEMBER YOUR NAME LOL BUT I REMEMBER WHEN YU FLAT IRONED MY HAIR...OH AND I WILL DO GOOD AND DO ALL DA THINGS HE SAID I WOULD...IMMA DO IT JUSS FOR HIM CUZ THAT WAS MY BACKBONE IN LIFE...

Jusst73
Jusst73

Micky I don't know if you remember me I us to date Mack I flat iron ur hair lol ur hair was long as hell u where around 10 Mack loved u so much he said u where so smart when ur grandma was a live u would read all her mail for her, man he loved u be good and do all the things Mack said u where going to do in life.

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

MAN RA DONT EVEN SWEAT YOURSELF OVER THESE HOE ASS NIGGAS ON HERE WITH FAKE ASS SCREEN NAMES AND SHII...IF THEY SO DAMN REAL AND WANNA TALK SHII THEY CAN PUT THEIR REAL NAMES UP LIKE YOU AND I CUZ AINT NO PUSSY RUNNIN THROUGH OUR BLOOD AND THATS ON DA 5 CLICK....

Mikey_conway010
Mikey_conway010

RIGHT goons in every prison.. That's nice.  Where there any goons with him that night??

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