HOLMDEL, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have made an arrest in the shooting that wounded two people outside a Big Sean and J. Cole concert in New Jersey this week.
State police said Quran Powell was arrested in East Orange on Wednesday, about 30 miles north of the PNC Bank Arts Center, where the concert took place.
Powell, 27, of Holmdel, faces two counts of attempted homicide and weapons offenses.
Two men, ages 23 and 24, were shot multiple times around 11 p.m. Monday night in the parking lot while the concert was in progress.
Witnesses said the gunfire began after an argument broke out in the parking lot.
“As I was cleaning, doing my job, everyone who was here heard gunshots,” an arena employee said. “We heard four of them — it was like firecrackers going off since the show was over — and then we heard like five more. Everyone in the parking lot started running.”
The victims were listed in critical but stable condition at a hospital.
State troopers used K-9 units and a helicopter to scour woods near the amphitheater, and a $5,000 reward was offered for information leading to the shooter’s arrest.
Investigators developed information that led them to search Powell’s home Wednesday, where they learned he might be hiding in East Orange. He was arrested at an apartment there.
Powell was being held at Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bail.
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