Site of triple homicide has liquor license suspended

Headquarters bar allowed a minor inside; sale of booze banned 30 days

REDWOOD CITY — The bar where three men were shot and killed in April has had its license suspended after the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control found that employees allowed a minor inside.

Headquarters Bar, located at 895 Second Ave., was ordered to cease serving alcohol for a 30-day period on Monday, according to John Carr, spokesman for the ABC.

The ABC’s investigation, which began in April, found Headquarters in violation of Section 25665 of the California Business and Professions Code, which forbids an alcohol-selling establishment from letting minors in the door.

“If a similar incident occurs within the next year, they could have their license revoked,” said Carr, who added the bar’s owners have not made any effort to appeal the ABC’s finding.

Headquarters has no prior record of violations or disciplinary action with the department.

Redwood City residents Humberto Calderon Jr., 17, and Jesus Hernandez, 28, along with East Palo Alto resident Hemerenciano Mendoza, 38, were fatally shot April 14 during a fight at Headquarters, according to Redwood City police Sgt. Sean Hart. Calderon was there celebrating his 18th birthday.

Domingo Samuel Naranjo, 18, and Rolando Fernandez, 26, have since been arraigned in the shootings. Both remain in jail on a no-bail status.

Charges against the men may have recently been brought before a San Mateo County criminal grand jury, although Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said he could not discuss any pending investigations.

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