Ricky Hampton Held In Jefferson County Alabama On A Fugitive From Justice Warrant

LITTLE ROCK, Al. (localmemphis.com) - A Memphis rapper who headlined a show where a massive shooting happened this weekend in Little Rock, AR is now in custody in Birmingham, AL.

25-year-old Ricky Hampton - also known as 'Finese2Tymes' - is being held in Jefferson County, AL on fugitive from justice warrant.

A Little Rock Police spokesperson told Local 24 Hampton is a person of interest in the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge, which injured 28 people.

The LRPD spokesperson said Hampton could be extradited from Alabama to Arkansas as early as Monday, to face a federal charge of a felon in possession of a handgun.

Little Rock Police detectives will interview Hampton to find out his connection to the shooting at the club.

Police said multiple shooters opened fire inside the club near the Arkansas state capitol, hitting a total of 25 people, all of whom are expected to survive.

 "I'm from Little Rock, Arkansas, now you've hit home," Mary Trice said.

Trice manages 360 Sports Bar and Grill in southeast Memphis, where 'Finese2Tymes' performed three months ago.

She said that act did not go off without incident, when at least one person fired into the establishment.

"One bullet, try 20 some bullets, two people got hit," Trice said. "The bullets went all the way into the elevator into the hotel, this is not a joke."

Authorities said the Arkansas State Crime Lab will test guns seized during Hampton's arrest to see if shell casings matched those found inside the Little Rock club.

'Finese2Tymes' Facebook page late Saturday morning included a post a sending condolences to the the shooting victims,

Local 24 left a message with the rapper's promoter, but did not hear back.


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