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Little Rock police say third suspected Power Ultra Lounge shooter in custody

Cordero Ragland (Photo: Shelby County jail)

Police reported Thursday that a third person suspected of firing shots at Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock last year had been arrested.

Department spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said Cordero Kadeem Ragland, 26, was being held in Memphis. Ragland will be extradited to Little Rock to face five counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by certain persons and tampering with evidence, according to police.

Ford said detectives believe Ragland is one of multiple people who opened fire at the nightclub during a rap concert the morning of July 1. Twenty-five people were shot. Another three were injured as dozens of people inside the club rushed for the exits.

Authorities said the shooting was the bloodiest confrontation in a feud between Little Rock's two dominant gangs.

Police arrested a Little Rock man with gang connections, Tyler Jackson, 19, on accusations that he was the first to open fire at the club and that he shot at least three people. Another suspected shooter was identified as Kentrell Gwynn, 25, of Memphis. Gwynn was providing security for that night's performer, Memphis rapper Ricky Hampton, who goes by the stage name Finese 2 Tymes.

Authorities said others involved in the shooting were arrested on federal drug trafficking and gun charges in February.

Further details on Ragland's involvement in the shooting were not immediately available. He's been held in the Shelby County, Tennessee jail since November on charges of evading arrest and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, according to the jail website.


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