Epic nightclub shooting: Police arrest four, seize guns for alleged retaliation

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Mugshots courtesy of Minneapolis Police
L-R: Lamont McGee, Bridget Turntine, Ashimiyu Alowonle, and Veltrez Black
Minneapolis Police's response to the early November shooting at Epic during a Yo Gotti concert continued this week with a raid of a house in North Minneapolis. Four people were arrested and a stockpile of seven guns and "an enormous amount of ammunition" was seized.

According to a report from police, their investigators learned that members of the "violent street gang" 19 Block Dip Set gang were gathering the arsenal of weapons "so they could retaliate against anyone they felt was responsible for the shooting death of their leader, Tyrone Washington, at the Epic nightclub on Nov. 3." Earlier this month, a witness told police about the house.

See Also: Shooting during Yo Gotti concert at Epic leaves one dead

According to witnesses, the 27-year-old Washington was shot and killed inside Epic at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. The gunman fired at him, and then ran off. Washington's body was found on the sidewalk outside Epic. Minneapolis police later responded to the scene and blocked off the intersection of First Avenue and Fifth Street with several dozen squad cars.

On the following Monday, police chief Janeé Harteau said the city needs to take an active role in keeping downtown safe, and retaliation following the shooting was expected. The incident was the latest in a series of violent events associated with Yo Gotti concerts. 

The four people arrested this week in the 3100 block of North Girard Avenue were Bridget Turntine, 33, Lamont McGee, 28, Veltrez Black, 25 and Ashimiyu Alowonle, 27. Bail was set at $150,000, with conditions, for Olowonde and Black. McGee's bail was set at $250,000 and Turntine, who faces lesser charges, posted bail of $6,000.


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TC4L
TC4L

What do you guys want to call our gang?  Ok.  Let's name it after a rap record label who works with Koch records and makes Michael Koch richer.  He works a lot with the KDWB type of music.  You know, that againt the man kind of music.  Ya.  Dip Set Bitch.

rerewilly
rerewilly

These young men are monsters terrifying kids and adults in the north Minneapolis area what is killing all of the men on the north side gonna prove just more "dead niggas" no one deserves to die but who are we to play god r.i.p TYrone Washington but stop the violence you guys saying free this free that but stray bullets don't have names it could be one of your children and FYI there's no way the police don't know who killed Tyrone downtown clubs have millions of cameras as well as the downtown area so was he killed by an enemy or the state things that make you go hummm

cashNout
cashNout

shit they got dis whole article fucked up .......free black allday 19

Scott Sjoquist
Scott Sjoquist

My impression was they only did it to prevent retaliation not arrested for the shooting. People are allowed to own guns and ammunition, didnt say if they were illegally owned.

Steven Adams
Steven Adams

How do people think they can get away with this stuff?

cashNout
cashNout

a fam shut ya trap goofy cus u most def aint bout it bitch

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@cashNout yes a real banger... follow me on twitter homie  digitalprotocol

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