LRPD announce arrest of 'principal shooter' in Power Ultra nightclub mass shooting

Little Rock Police have announced the arrest of the person they believe to be the 'principal shooter' in the Power Ultra nightclub mass shooting on July 1st. (Pulaski County Jail)

Little Rock Police have announced the arrest of the person they believe to be the 'principal shooter' in the Power Ultra nightclub mass shooting on July 1st.

LRPD says warrants were issued for Tyler Clay Jackson Wednesday afternoon.

Jackson was being booked into the Pulaski County Jail as police made the announcement at 4:00 p.m.

Through the course of the investigation, police say they identified Jackson as the individual who initiated the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge.

Detectives believe Jackson was in the crowd at the time he fired the shots. There were also others shooting around him.

Police didn't elaborate on how many shooters there could be, how many weapons were involved or what kind.

Investigators say so far, they know Jackson fired nine shots, hitting three people.

He's charged with three counts of second-degree battery and six counts of aggravated assault.

Authorities did not release a motive behind Jackson as the initial shooter.

The 19-year-old is the second person to be arrested in relation to the Power Ultra nightclub mass shooting that injured 28 people.

Channel 7 discovered Jackson had been previously booked into Pulaski County Jail in 2014 on charges of aggravated robbery, fleeing, and theft by receiving.

While police believe the shooting is gang-related in general, they would not comment on Jackson's possible gang affiliations.

"I think we refrain from making those assumptions and statements right now," said Capt. Russell King, with LRPD's Major Crimes Unit. "I think we do know that in the preliminary faces of this, we did articulate that there is association with different gangs."

During the news conference, Capt. King was also asked about federal assistance in Jackson's arrest.

"In this arrest specifically, we can't say that they were involved, but they are federal partners, been instrumental in getting this thing in a workable state," said Capt. King.


July 1st: Shooting occurred at Little Rock Power Ultra Lound during Rapper Finesse 2Tymes show.

July 2nd: Finesse 2Tymes also known as Ricky Hampton and his bodyguard Kentrell Gwynn were picked up for questioning in Birmingham Alabama while leaving a club.

July 6th: Hampton was indited as is currently being held at a federal facility in Tennesse.

July 18: Gwynn was arrested and is being held in Pulaski County Jail.

October 18: Tyler Jackson arrested as the principal shooter in the mass shooting.

Both Gwynn and Hampton are expected to appear in federal court on March 19th in connection with the Power Ultra shooting.

LRPD stresses the fact that the investigation is ongoing, and their goal is to get more arrests.

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