Suspect arrested after 2 killed in Montgomery bar
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police say they've apprehended a suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a rapper and another man in a Montgomery bar over the weekend. Six others were wounded by gunfire.

Montgomery police on Monday announced the arrest of a 25-year-old Montgomery man. Police say the suspect turned himself into detectives late Sunday evening. He now faces two counts of capital murder.

City officials closed the Centennial Bar and Grill after rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B.; and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot early Saturday.

Police said in a statement that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute.

"The circumstances surrounding the shooting were initially unknown, but further investigation indicates that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute" between the suspect and the rapper, police said in a statement Monday.

The six other people injured were hospitalized in stable condition.

After the shooting, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board suspended the business' liquor license and Mayor Todd Strange said the city was closing the business immediately.

"I believe it is not a matter of 'if,' but 'when' the next tragic incident occurs at this business," Strange said in a statement. "That is unacceptable, and that is why we have ordered the business to be closed effective immediately."

The owner of the business says she doesn't plan to reopen it.

The killings are Montgomery's 47th and 48th homicides of 2013.



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