Arrests In Spokane Shooting

Spokane, Wash., police have arrested two suspects in the fatal Sept. 8 shooting of a man outside a nightclub following a rapper’s concert cancellation.

Police told the Spokesman-Review that the two suspects are alleged gang members and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the fatal shooting of Julian D. Morrison.

The suspects are being held on $1 million bond each at the Spokane County Jail.

Police said the incident began at The Hop, which was scheduled to host an after-party for Bay Area-based rapper Messy Marv, who was supposed to perform at the city’s  that night.

However, Messy Marv was a no-show, which in turn led The Hop’s owner, Thomas Chavez, to cancel the after-party plan. The suspects are said to have bumped into each other as tensions between patrons, which included some rival gang members, were building inside the venue, the paper said.