Tasers had to be used to break up the crowd, police said.
Just before 2 a.m, police were flagged down by a witness near Pink's Night Club that said five men were overheard talking about being involved in a shooting. Officers said they located the group in a nearby parking lot. As officers approached the men they then took off running, police said.
The men were soon located at Tatum's Night Club in the 800 block of South Polk.
Police escorted 21-year-old Brashaud Keon Evans outside to speak with him. When they were outside police said 21-year-old Aaron Dathan Davis grabbed Evans arm and tried to get him away from the officers.
Davis was then taken into custody, police said.
Officers said that as they were explaining their actions, Davis and other bar patrons started yelling at them.
Bryson Shamael Evans, 22, started yelling and enticing others to join the crowd, police said. He was placed under arrest for inciting a riot.
Police said while arresting Evans, 20-year-old Thomas Edward Brown, Jr., stepped up and shoved an officer in the chest. He was trying to prevent the officer from arresting Evans, police said.
Brown was then taken into custody. As he was being handcuffed, police said Davis then became irate and jumped on the back of an officer and began punching the officer in the head with his fist.