FORREST CITY, AR (WMC) - The Memphis rapper who performed during a mass shooting in Little Rock on July 1 was already wanted on a gun charge in the Mid-South.
Police said Memphis rapper Ricky L. Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes, fired a shot into a vehicle that was blocking his exit from Club Envy in Forrest City, Arkansas. The shooting happened on June 25, less than a week before 25 people were shot at his concert in Little Rock on July 1.
Hampton was released from prison in August 2016. He was serving time for two aggravated assault cases in Shelby County.
On July 2, Hampton was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama. He remains in jail there after being arrested on warrants for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Investigators said they tracked Hampton to Birmingham after seeing him post on Facebook about a concert he would be holding in Birmingham.
Hampton was arrested for an incident that occurred in Forrest City, Arkansas on June 25. Investigators said Hampton was trying to leave from his concert, but someone was blocking him from leaving.
Hampton yelled at the vehicle to move, and then he pointed a gun at the car. The car drove away, but Hampton opened fire anyway--shattering the back window of the car and hitting the driver in the neck.
Courts are closed in Alabama until July 5, so Hampton has not seen a judge on the Forrest City charges. At this time, it's unclear when he'll be extradited to Arkansas.
Hampton does not currently face any charges in connection to the Little Rock concert shooting.