A rapper who allegedly fired a gun during a brawl outside a concert venue has been arrested by police in New York state.
Stew Deez, whose real name is Steward Howse, was detained on Friday on charges of reckless endangerment and weapons possession.
Howse, of Cleveland, Ohio, is accused of firing a gun into the air as a group of people fought in the car park of The Emporium in Patchogue following a performance there.
The crowd dispersed when the shots rang out, said police, adding no one was injured.
Howse, 33, was reportedly the opening act for Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at the venue.
He was thought to be travelling with the group on a national tour.
Howse was scheduled to be arraigned in court in Central Islip.
A police statement said: "Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for firing a gun into the air during a fight involving several people in the rear parking lot of The Emporium nightclub early this morning.
"Police responded to a call of people fighting outside The Emporium after a performance by the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Responding units heard gunshots while responding and found a large crowd dispersing from the area.
"No injuries were reported to police. A check of area hospitals was conducted with negative results.
"After an investigation, Fifth Squad detectives arrested Steward Howse of Cleveland, Ohio at approximately 4.35pm.
"Howse, an entertainer known as 'Stew Deez' had performed at The Emporium last night before Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and is travelling with the group on a national tour."