Celebrities

Arrests Expected in Killing of Nicki Minaj Tour Member

 

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Minaj says two members of her tour have been stabbed in Philadelphia, one of them fatally. Minaj wrote on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014, that the two had flown into Philadelphia for rehearsals two days ago. Philadelphia police say two men, ages 29 and 26, were stabbed early Wednesday outside a bar. They say the 29-year-old was killed and the younger man critically wounded. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Minaj says two members of her tour have been stabbed in Philadelphia, one of them fatally. Minaj wrote on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014, that the two had flown into Philadelphia for rehearsals two days ago. Philadelphia police say two men, ages 29 and 26, were stabbed early Wednesday outside a bar. They say the 29-year-old was killed and the younger man critically wounded. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say arrests are expected in the killing of a member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s tour.

Homicide Capt. James Clark tells The Associated Press that detectives have identified three people involved in a fight early Wednesday that ended with the fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Devon Pickett of New York City.

He said they were questioning one of the three Friday afternoon.

A second member of Minaj’s tour was also stabbed, but his condition is not known.

Police have said a man started arguing with the victims inside a bar and pulled a knife once they got outside.

Minaj said Pickett and a second tour member had been in Philadelphia rehearsing for her tour. According to her website, she is scheduled to go on tour March 16 in Europe.

 

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