Man faces murder charge after altercation escalates outside of concert in SLC

Posted at 1:49 PM, Nov 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-16 23:29:11-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- A shooting in Salt Lake City Saturday night left one man dead and another injured, and on Sunday afternoon police said they have the person responsible in custody.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. during a concert at a Salt Lake event center located at 1444 west 700 south.

Sunday afternoon, police arrested 20-year-old Quincy Lawson for the Saturday night murder of 24-year-old Bradley Hancock. Police said it began at a hardcore punk concert at The Core event center in Salt Lake City.

Police said an altercation between Lawson and Hancock started inside the concert venue, but it became fatal when the men took the fight outside.

“It then went to the outside into the parking lot area, and that’s when Hancock was shot by Quincy Lawson,” said Sgt. Robin Heiden of the Salt Lake City Police Department. “Lawson actually brandished a firearm and fired several times.”

Police said Lawson fled after the shooting. Hancock was pronounced dead at the scene, and another 24-year-old man struck by a bullet in the foot was treated for minor injuries. Investigators began gathering information from those inside and out of the concert.

“Homicide detectives responded to the scene last night, and they worked some leads; they had a lot of witnesses to the incident,” Heiden said.

Detectives worked through the night and by Sunday morning were able to name and locate their suspect.

“They were actually able to track down Lawson just south of Nephi this morning and stop him at a traffic stop and take him into custody,” Heiden said.

Police said Lawson is from Magna. The 20 year old has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and faces a charge of first-degree criminal homicide. Police said Hancock was from West Point. According to social media, he was a father and heavily involved in the hardcore music scene.