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Oct 2, 2017

Daniel Anderson Killed at Bismark Birthday Party

Daniel Anderson

Within a span of twelve hours over the weekend, one person was killed, another stabbed and five others injured in separate shootings also in the city. A birthday celebration ended fatally for Daniel Anderson; a man well-known to the law. Party goers at the popular Bismark Club on Queen Charlotte Street were exiting the establishment when things turned ugly. But it all started inside the club.  In this incident alone, there was loss of life and three persons suffered various degrees of injuries.  News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

On Sunday morning, a birthday celebration turned deadly when a fight escalated to a stabbing which ended with a shooting. Reports are that twenty-eight-year-old Alex Underwood was celebrating his birthday at the Bismark Club when a fight ensued between two women. Stacey Belisle was the stabbing victim. That fight spilled into another between a few partygoers, including the girlfriend of Daniel Anderson, whom he intervened to defend. As the group exited the club sometime after three o’clock on Sunday morning, a person, known to police, opened fire on the unsuspecting men and women, hitting Anderson once to the chest and several others to different parts of the body.


Ivarine Gomez

Ivarine Gomez, Sister of Murder Victim

“I still don’t understand what happened. He was at Bismark with his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s brother, friends…whatever and something happened inside the club. The club was over; everybody was outside getting ready to come home, gunman came, fired in the crowd, my brother got shot. That’s all I know.”


Duane Moody

“Police have not said anything?”


Stacey Belisle

Ivarine Gomez

“We haven’t spoken to any police since. Something happened and this person went for a gun, come back and lay-waited them and then started shooting.”


Also injured in the shooting, were twenty-seven-year-old Crystal Flowers who was shot to the left cheek. The bullet exited her neck while Underwood was hit on both hands. Both Flowers and Underwood are receiving medical treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Anderson succumbed within hours of the shooting.


Crystal Flowers

Ivarine Gomez

“I honestly don’t know what to say if he was the target, if someone else in the crowd was the target. I don’t know what happened. We haven’t heard anything from anyone. We haven’t heard anything from the girl that he was with; we haven’t heard anything from the crowd that he was with. We haven’t heard anything from anyone.”


Anderson has three times beaten murder charges. He along with three other persons was arraigned for the July nineteenth 2005 murder of Celestino Zetina and saw the charges withdrawn in February of 2006.

Alex Underwood

And then in June of 2009, Anderson and Edwin Flowers were acquitted of the double murder of Dorian Michael and Keiva Leslie, who were killed on March twenty-seventh 2007 on a feeder road near Haulover Bridge. Most recently he was released after spending five years behind bars for the murder of nineteen-year-old Joyce Mitchell on June seventeenth 2010. His younger sister, Ivarine Gomez, says that Danny had changed his life and had no quarrels with anyone.


Daniel Anderson

Ivarine Gomez

“He has a past; he’s been to jail several times, but I don’t…I strongly don’t believe that this is one of those case that maybe someone wants to come back and hurt him. This is not the case because from what I heard the young man that shot him is someone that hangs in the same area where he lives, where he hangs. So I don’t think that’s the case in this particular situation. Most people know him from what they see in the news, but my brother has been to jail several times. But this last time that he came out of jail, he was a completely different person; he was the sweetest person all the time. And if he wasn’t…he is known to have temper. So if things would go off or we would say something that makes him angry, he would just leave. Other times than that, he would want to fight, he would want to disrespect….but this time around, he was the sweetest person. And he told us, he wants to better himself for the sake of his kids because he has four kids and two of his girls are in high school and the youngest being seven or eight.”


Duane Moody for News Five.


Bismark Club is located in a rough neighborhood and has been venue for other violent crimes, including other murders. 

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