Crime & Courts

Suspect arrested in shooting of security guard after Charlotte rap concert

Wichita Eagle file

Police on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old Charlotte man in connection with the shooting of a security guard after a rap concert at Charlotte’s Music Factory on Aug. 20.

Jean Caldwell-Thompson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious Injury and possession of a firearm by a felon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release.

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Jean Caldwell Thompson Mecklenburg County jail

The security guard was shot after staff at one of the site’s nightclubs got into an “altercation” with the entourage of Atlanta-based rapper Trouble, Observer news partner WBTV previously reported.

Staff members at World Nightclub tried to stop someone associated with the performer from drinking liquor straight from a bottle, WCNC-TV reported at the time. Drinking liquor from the bottle in a club is forbidden by state law, the station reported.