Tempe Police Arrest Suspect in Clubhouse Shooting, Will Also Investigate Music Venue Itself

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Jamie Peachey
Lieutenant Mike Horn of the Tempe Police Department briefs the media on last night's shooting at the Clubhouse Music Venue.


See also: Shooting at Nipsey Hussle Concert in Tempe Last Night Injures 13 People. Suspects Still at Large
Tempe police have arrested one suspect and are currently searching for two others in connection with last night's massive shooting outside of the Clubhouse Music Venue during a hip-hop concert.

According to Lieutenant Mike Horn, who briefed the media this afternoon, an unidentified male was taken into custody near the Tempe club in the hours after the incident occurred on Friday evening. Two African-American male suspects are still being sought for questioning.

Horn says three suspects opened fire about 11:30 p.m. amid a crowd of around 300 people attempting to get into the Clubhouse for a concert by rapper Nipsey Hussle. The shooting is believed to be gang related and was sparked by an altercation between members of rival Phoenix crews. Fourteen people were wounded, including two in serious but stable condition and one who came forward for treatment this afternoon.

Horn also says police and City of Tempe officials are investigating whether the Clubhouse had proper security measures in place for the hip-hop event.

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Benjamin Leatherman
Crime scene tape closing off the parking lot of the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe.
"Part of this investigation we will be looking at whether or not these measures were being followed last night," he says.

Horn stated that prior incidents have occurred outside the Clubhouse, citing a gang-related shooting in July 2007 and a number of other disturbances, fights, and incidents that have cased police to be summoned to the location in the past few years. (A stabbing also took place near the venue in 2009.)

"We make it very clear to them that you need to know who you're bringing in," Horn says. "And if you're bringing in an act that, [for] whatever reason, violence tends to follow them, then you need to put particular measures in place to protect the act and then also people that will be attending the event."

Local promoter Force Focus Entertainment, which has previously brought in such hip-hop stars as Yung Berg to Valley venues, put on the concert. Horn says there are reports that some in attendance at last night's show refused a pat down by security but weren't asked to leave.

"We're still following up on that, and that's just general information right now that we're looking into, but obviously that causes us some great concern," he says.

Calls to both Force Focus Entertainment and the Clubhouse's management have not been returned as of this writing.


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51 comments
Josh
Josh

Sign the petition http://signon.org/sign/re-open...
Sign the petition click on the above link. To keep the Clubhouse open. The hearing is on April 3rd at Tempe city hall 1:30pm. Help save AZ music scene come out & show your support! This effects all music lovers,small biz owners and is an attack on civil liberties.

ANONYMOUS
ANONYMOUS

Racist white people crack me up.  If only they knew that their ancestors stem from Africa.  Yes, that's a scientific fact. Humans were originally dark-skinned and from Africa. (I'm white by the way) but this is pure science. You really should get an education and learn about human history before you judge 'black' people. In matter of fact, being white is a genetical malformation. You are literally MISSING a gene.

Jsanchez
Jsanchez

I think The Club House needs to be CLOSED DOWN, I feel its THE CLUB HOUSE fault for what happen at The Nipsey Hussle concert on March 2, 2012. The security had no reason to keep over 250 people waiting in line for over an hour when the inside was empty. Although rapper Nipsey Hussle had not arrived yet, I feel the security on duty should have still let all the people in the club house well waiting on nipsey hussle to arrive. So my opinion on why the gang shooting started, was because everyone got frustrated on needing to wait soo long in such a huge line. And The Club House SECURITY was not professional at all, and were not doing the right job. And escalating all the fans to be frustrated well in line!!

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Ignorant idiots alert!!! These crackers is wack!

Samgretting
Samgretting

Have you guys heard of "Loughner", who shot a bunch of his white people in Tucson? He is as white as he can get. If he was black he would have been called different words. In this case he was just called crazy and not a "N". And by the way, I am white. I just hate all this hatred between races. Cmon we have come a long way. Even our president is black so deal with it.

Deon Doughty
Deon Doughty

Don't ruin it for everybody. Keep violence away from art!

guest
guest

I wonder why the new times doesn't give any information about the victims. we have bloody photos and rapper's statements, but not too much, or anything, about the people who were shot. who knows, maybe the victims don't matter very much.

Phx
Phx

NT must be really proud of their blog comments.  Pathetic.  

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Deadlyjester2
Deadlyjester2

You know 4 yrs.ago I lived at Willow Creek apts. for 5 yrs. Never seen a black person on my way to work either in AM shift or Nites,Just whites and hispanics. What do they only come out at nites on week ends.Oh want that happened at being of month. Must have gotton their welfare checks on time,eh? But point to ponder here is there are less NIGGERS than there are whites and hispancs but more of them in jail. Now just go figure.Had yet to go anywhere then and see a black person working. Just my thoughts.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

I always hear about these frequent shootings at the white owned clubs in Tempe and Scottsdale.  There are at least FIVE great dance clubs in South Phoenix where literally hundreds of people of a darker hued skin go on a Friday and Saturday night and there has been NOT ONE shooting.  Why can blacks go have fun in So. Pho. but can't get along in Snotsdale and Tempe? 

lilly
lilly

well, good bye club house.
I think its pretty stupid they are investigating the security measures the venue has in place. The shooting took place OUTSIDE the venue, it has nothing to do with security measures.

guest
guest

local rapper joey brown thought that the gunshots were just part of the music, but don't you arizonians be so ignorant as to blame the music or the hip-hop culture. when there's gunshots in rap music, it's just for pretend and not to be taken seriously.

guest
guest

in nipples' defense, I believe him when he blogged about being opposed to gun violence. it's a well known fact that almost all rolling 60's crips gang members are vehemently against any sort of gun-play.

ABer
ABer

 Dont worry the nig that got caught will rat out  the other 2 nigs who were in on this crime to save his own nig ass. watch and see. 

Biff
Biff

 If niggers would act more like ordinary regular blacks folks more people would be ready to except them.  if you act like a nigger you get treated like a nigger no matter what skin color you are. in the white world niggers are known as white trash crackers and peckerwoods. niggers come in all skin colors so act correctly and live your life with honor pride and dignity.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I guess ignorance really is bliss... Scumbags. Its not like there isn't any crazy white people who shoot up events, KILLING other white people... Which, I believe happens with more frequency than people shooting up rap concerts, but one would have to open their eyes to reality, and put down the meth pipe to comprehend that.

guest
guest

I like how local rapper, joey brown, initially thought that the gun fire was part of the "music." but don't you arizonians go around blaming the hip-hop culture, the gunshots in the music are just for pretend and are not to be taken seriously.

guest
guest

in nipples' defense, most rolling 60's crips gang members strongly oppose gun violence.

Benjamin Leatherman
Benjamin Leatherman

They do matter, which is why we've asked Tempe Police for any info regarding the victims. They haven't been willing to release anything thus far, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.

Mn
Mn

 apparently you havent been around in awhile... there are black folks everywhere... the ones that live here arent the problems....

mnl
mnl

 same reason you dont shit in your own yard

guest
guest

dunno, perhaps some people of a darker hued skin will weigh in on this.

guest
guest

dunno, perhaps some people of a darker hued skin will weigh in on this.

Tempean
Tempean

It's all about security. The venue is responsible for the people inside and out. If the city doesn't shut them down whomever sues the Clubhouse for this incident, most like will put them out of business.

Nothankyou
Nothankyou

OK it's Nipsey....not nipples. Feel free to educate yourself before you post "60's....vehemently against....gun-play". Nipsey is cool guy. He is trying to make a better living for himself. Although trough the means of promoting violence.....is questionable.

guest
guest

you're making a mistake which is common with lesser thinkers. you haven't taken population percentages into account. weighing in at roughly 60% of the US population,  white people (crackers) should, statistically, do everything with more frequency. you should be looking for the ratio of rap concert shoot-ups to white people event shoot-ups based on the proportionate population percentages.

Old Angel
Old Angel

  The first rock concert murder in the USA was in 1969 at a  rolling stones concert called Altamont in Northern California  East of San Francisco. the black man who was killed was named Meridith Hunter and he was stabbed 7 times in his back in front of the stage while the  rolling stones were playing sympathy for the devil. I was there I saw it all from 20 feet away.  this 2012  violence at music concerts is nothing new.

Samthesham
Samthesham

  People kill people so whats new? ever heard of WARS?

Biff
Biff

  Niggers should put down their crack pipes to.

Biff
Biff

  Meth is for white trash aka white niggers. Crack is for niggers aka niggers got it now? its all the same evil and sin. no one gets out alive.

Nomad
Nomad

  Ignorance is Laziness and most niggers are both thats why they kill their own people.

Chipason
Chipason

Leave it to a white boy to actually eat a human being,, you motherfuckers are the sickest people on earth bar none ! ,so go somewhere with all that bullshit ,,and you wonder why we call you motherfuckers devils !

ARYAN BROTHER
ARYAN BROTHER

  They love killing their own people. they dont even like themselves.

Abc
Abc

leave it to an anonymous internet troll to drop the n-word

mnl
mnl

 there were 6 guards outside, there were almost 300 people, the incident did not occur near venue doors. how were they to stop a man in a crowd who had not passes the point of "inspection" that i can assure was in place that night from drawing a weapon? these men dont carry firearms, what method do you expect they should have taken to avoid this?

Zitiandsauce
Zitiandsauce

  The Black guy was killed by a Mexican American at that concert in 1969.

Chipason
Chipason

Are you fucking kidding me ,who the fuck is walking into collages ,and all kinds of public places shooting and killing people for no reason ,shit ,you motherfuckers even eat people! ,need I say more ,you fucking helter skelter looking bastard !..white folks commit the sickest crimes ever commited ! ,,where the fuck do you live on the fucking moon !

Biff
Biff

 Leave it to a person known as Abc to drop the T word. to call other humans a Troll is just as insulting  as calling them the N word. hate is hate no matter how you spell it T or N.

Eddie Hassel
Eddie Hassel

  Which N word? Nigga? Negro?  Nigger? Nappyhead? or Non work ethic? there are 5 N words.

Eddie Hassel
Eddie Hassel

  You should write to them killers when they get to prison and go visit them every week and except their collect calls from prison and put money into their prison  canteen accounts $$. thats what a good pal does for his pals. being as your such a nigger lover and all. or move to Detroit nigger city USA.

Jim
Jim

  Leave it to you to not know that most niggers hate whiteys like you. trust me if niggers shoot and kill their own brother niggers then they dont like you either. they would shoot and kill you no matter what skin color you are in the drop of a hat.

guest
guest

not booking gangster rap trash?

Sleepy
Sleepy

  He was a Gordo or Fat Mex. watch it live as it happened in the movie Gimmie Shelter.

HELLS ANGELS MC PHX AZ
HELLS ANGELS MC PHX AZ

 The stabbers  name  at Altamont was Alan Passaro he died in 1985 he was 36 yrs old.  he was born in Richmond Caifornia.

Vago
Vago

  Nope he was Mexican American born and raised in richmond california.

Nope
Nope

 *Mexican

Agingrebel
Agingrebel

 Neanderthal is another N word that fits them perfectly.

Liberitycityblackman
Liberitycityblackman

  MOVE TO LIBERTY CITY IN MIAMI FLORIDA WE BEAT  AND KILL WHITE BOYS HERE IF WE SEE THEM IN OUR PART OF TOWN. WE HATE CRACKERS DOWN HERE.

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