Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Privat Social Club

Noah James Patterson, 34, is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Noah James Patterson, 34, has been charged with murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, San Antonio police say. (Bexar County Jail)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a shooting that killed a 20-year-old man and injured three others outside a Northwest Side nightclub earlier this month.

Noah James Patterson, 34, was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on May 18 at the Privat Social Club in the 5100 block of UTSA Boulevard, not far from Interstate 10 and Vance Jackson Road.

Police said two groups, totaling about 20 people, had gotten into an argument inside the club and were kicked out by security.

At about 1:15 a.m., surveillance showed Patterson and another man walking north toward Anytime Fitness. Patterson was wearing a dark-colored puffy vest with a short-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans and Air Jordan 9-model basketball shoes.

At 1:23 a.m., Patterson and the other man returned and started to speak with members of their group. Police said Patterson had the same clothing, but put on a beanie cap.

His group waited outside until the second group exited the club, an arrest warrant affidavit states. Both groups started to argue, and Patterson and the other man pulled out dark-colored handguns, police said.

People from both groups then got into a physical fight, and Patterson shot two times toward a man and the Privat front entrance.

The victim was hit in the torso and ran toward Privat, but he collapsed between parked vehicles. The victim, identified as 21-year-old Devon Jordan King, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Two other victims were injured from the same rounds fired by Patterson, the affidavit states. They were only spectating near Privat and were not involved in the altercation, the affidavit states.

Following the shooting, the groups were seen running in opposite directions.

Investigators said they identified Patterson as the shooter based on surveillance footage and driver’s license images, as he has distinct tattoos on his neck and both forearms. He also lives two miles away from the club.

Authorities obtained a warrant for Patterson’s arrest on Tuesday, May 30.

Patterson was charged with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

SAPD said it is unknown if the second suspected shooter will face any charges as they are still investigating the incident.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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