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Man charged with murder of SLC hardcore vocalist

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:17 AM PT
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Quincy Earl Lawson charged with murder

A twenty-year-old Utah man was charged with murder on Monday for the fatal shooting of Brad Hancock, 24, outside of a hardcore show in Salt Lake City on November 15.

According to KSL, Quincy Earl Lawson of Magna was charged in 3rd District Court with "murder, a first-degree felony; obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and five counts of felony discharge of a firearm, three of those second-degree felonies and the others third-degree felonies."

Lawson purportedly shot Hancock, singer of Salt Lake City hardcore outfit Close Grip, outside of SLC venue At The Core. Hancock was also the promoter of the show, which featured Soul Search. Here's what KSL says went down:

Friends say Hancock had Lawson removed from the venue after he tried to pick a fight with Hancock's brother.

A few moments later, Hancock went outside and saw Lawson still on the property and threw a rock toward him while telling him to leave, the charges state. The rock did not hit Lawson.

Lawson responded by firing six shots, striking Hancock in the head and arm, and Hancock's bandmate, Josh Nemcek, once in the foot, according to the charges.

Lawson was originally arrested several hours after the shooting and held on $1 million bail. His minor criminal record includes a 2013 arrest for disorderly conduct.





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