NEW HAVEN, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Police in New Haven arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting at a hip-hop concert in Wallingford that left two men dead.
According to the Hartford Courant, Police charged Kyle Hampton, 23, of North Haven, and Tivon Edwards, 33, of New Haven with two counts of with two counts of first-degree manslaughter and carrying a pistol without a permit.
Hampton was arrested on Friday and Edwards was arrested late Monday and are being held on a bond of $1 million each, the Courant reported.
The shooting occurred following a concert by the rapper Meek Mill at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on December 30, 2016. Travis Ward, 31, and Jaquan Graves, 20, both residents of New Haven, were shot in a parking lot adjacent to the theater as Mill was concluding his concert.
Two other individuals, who police believe were bystanders, were wounded in the attack.
Wallingford police Lt. Cheryl Bradley told the Courant that the shootings appeared to have stemmed from a dispute that started inside of the concert. Police do not believe the shooting had any connection with Mill.
However, Meek Mill is facing a lawsuit over the shooting. The estate of Travis Ward in May 2017 filed suit, claiming that the shooting was unprovoked and that venue security did not remove the alleges assailants.
The lawsuit alleges that the suspects displayed “angry” and “disruptive” behavior before the shootings and should have been removed from the venue, but were allowed to remain.
The Oakdale Theatre was dropped as a defendant from the civil suit, the Courant reported.