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Man held after gun shot in Vegas fight between rapper, group

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/22/2017 By KEN RITTER, Associated Press
This undated Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Moises Johnson, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Police say Johnson was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, pending a court appearance on felony assault and weapon charges after a gunshot was fired in the air during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. No injuries were reported. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP) © The Associated Press This undated Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Moises Johnson, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Police say Johnson was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, pending a court appearance on felony assault and weapon charges after a gunshot was fired in the air during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. No injuries were reported. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man has been jailed on felony and misdemeanor charges after he fired a shot during a fight between the hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, police said Wednesday.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo the three-member hip-hop group Migos pose at the Grammy Nominees Brunch in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo the three-member hip-hop group Migos pose at the Grammy Nominees Brunch in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)

The gunshot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured during the fracas Tuesday afternoon outside the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas police Officer Danny Cordero said.

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, rapper Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Kingston and three-member hip-hop group Migos outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, rapper Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Kingston and three-member hip-hop group Migos outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Kingston and the three members of Migos, who perform under the names Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, were not identified as suspects in the case.

Mioses Johnson, 28, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was being held at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on charges of felony assault with a weapon and carrying a firearm without a permit, and a misdemeanor count of discharging a gun where persons may be endangered.

Jail records didn't indicate if Johnson had an attorney.

Johnson was initially detained by event security guards, and a .380-caliber handgun was seized from him before his arrest, the police spokesman said.

Cordero identified Johnson as part of a group accompanying Kingston at the venue hosting an expo called Agenda at the same time as the larger MAGIC Las Vegas fashion convention at other event centers around town.

The physical confrontation near an outdoor Sands expo center loading dock followed an argument inside stemming from a previous dispute between the two groups, Cordero said.

A spokeswoman for the expo center and adjacent Venetian and Palazzo resorts referred questions about the incident to police.

Efforts to identify and contact representatives of Kingston and Migos weren't immediately successful.

Kingston, who also uses the name Kisean Anderson, was born in Miami and emerged as a musician in Jamaica.

Migos are related members of one family from the Atlanta area. Their debut album, Yung Rich Nation, was released in 2015.

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