The third man charged in connection to a mass shooting that left one man dead and several others injured at a Loris-area night club in April was denied bond in a magistrate court Thursday afternoon.
Dimnique Lequan Bellamy, 23, of Longs was charged with murder and possessing a weapon during the shoot-out at the PNR Club in the Finklea Crossroads area of Loris that killed 37-year-old Laquint O’neil Boyd in the wee hours of April 30.
“On his record, he has a 2016 unlawful carry of a pistol so at this point in time we believe that he is a danger to society and possibly a flight risk,” said Katie Owens, an assistant solicitor with the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. She asked for bond to be denied.
“Due to the nature of the charge… this court cannot set your bond,” Judge Aaron Butler told Bellamy, as he denied bond on both charges.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Associated Press) – An Arkansas nightclub were 28 people were wounded in a shooting during a rap concert remained open despite dozens of civil and criminal complaints that the city of Little Rock could have used to sanction or close the business.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the complaints include two previous shootings outside the club, Power Ultra Lounge. The club also held a restaurant mixed drink permit, despite promoting itself as a concert venue.
City Manager Bruce Moore said he should’ve known about the previous incidents, but officials never made the connection. Moore said he’ll appoint a police liaison to a criminal abatement committee to help improve communication.
No charges have been filed in the July 1 shooting during the concert by rapper Ricky Hampton. Hampton and his body guard have been arrested on unrelated weapons charges.
Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese Twotymes, 25, was arrested on an outstanding aggravated assault charge with a gun at a club in Birmingham, Alabama where he was playing the night after the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock.
“On a Fourth of July weekend, where we wish to anticipate having fun with our friends and family, this is certainly a terrible, terrible tragedy,” Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said at the news conference.
At least 25 people were shot in a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning and three others suffered unrelated injuries, police said.
One of the injured was initially listed in critical condition, but later updated to stable after the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in the state’s capital city around 2:30 a.m. CT. The other injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Little Rock Police Department.
The wounded were transported to various hospitals in the area.
Later Saturday morning, the Little Rock Police Department wrote on Twitter: “At this time, all are expected to survive.”
Police said there was a dispute during a concert at the nightclub and an exchange of gunfire occurred.
There was no immediate information about suspects, but police said the incident did not appear to be an active shooter or connected to terrorism.