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Little Rock police arrest suspected 1st shooter at nightclub

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner speaks during a news conference Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at police headquarters in Little Rock, Ark,. about the recent arrest of a suspect in a July nightclub shooting. Investigators announced they had charged a 19-year-old with a variety of assault and battery charges following the melee inside the Power Ultra nightclub in downtown Little Rock on July 1. To the right is Jeff Reed, the local resident agent of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
October 18, 2017 - 2:59 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police say they have arrested the person suspected of firing first during a mass shooting at a Little Rock rap concert last summer.

No one died in the July 1 melee, but 28 people sustained injuries. Little Rock police Capt. Russell King said Wednesday that 19-year-old Tyler Jackson was the first to fire a weapon as Ricky Hampton performed at the Power Ultra Lounge under the name Finese2Tymes.

Jackson faces battery and assault charges. Previously, the rapper's bodyguard, Kentrell Gwynn, was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault. King said police hope that more arrests will follow. Hampton faces federal charges tied to an earlier shooting at an eastern Arkansas nightclub.

Police said Jackson would be booked into the Pulaski County jail, but records showed him not there Wednesday afternoon.

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