2 arrests made following deadly concert shooting

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:55 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2023 at 4:08 PM CST
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NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - A weekend concert ended in shots fired and one person dead.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at a Fredo Bang concert at the Old Branch building on Clay Street in Newport.

Chief of Police Larry Dulaney and Lieutenant Mark Harmon said 19-year-old Tamrionna Jarrett of Augusta was killed. Four other victims were shot, including one who was flown to a hospital.

Officers have arrested 31-year-old Richard McGee and 28-year-old Aaron Warren. They are currently being held at the Jackson County Detention Center awaiting formal charges.

Lieutenant Harmon believes more arrests will be made. Anyone with information or video of the shooting should contact Newport Police Department at 870-523-2722.

Latasha Robinson was inside the building when the shooting happened.

“I didn’t hear any gunshots. I actually had some people that I was helping in the VIP area so we were all at the stage so we didn’t hear anything,” she said.

Rodrick Spearman was working security at the event, he said the event ended with no problems.

“I know there was no weapons inside the building or anything like that, we had 10 security guards we had an off-duty sheriff. That was pretty much… I mean, they controlled everything,” he said.

Spearman said once the shooting started, he and others working security tried to get people inside.

Robinson described the scene she saw outside after shots were fired.

“When I got out here police had both sides taped off and they were looking for gun shells and my heart just sank. Just to know something like this happened on the outside,” she said.

Robinson said it was upsetting to know something like this happened while others were having fun.

“Just to know something like this happened on the outside while such a good time was happening… there was no fighting there was no drunken chaos there was nothing,” she said.