Arrest made in fatal shooting outside French Montana’s tour bus

Frank Briggs
Philadelphia Police Department. Frank Briggs, 20.

Philadelphia police have made an arrest in last week’s shooting outside rapper French Montana’s tour bus that killed 26-year-old Jowann King and injured 28-year-old Granville Thompson.

Frank Briggs, 20, of the 300 block of East Shedaker Street in East Germantown, was taken into custody yesterday for allegedly opening fire last Thursday night from the window of a speeding car into a crowd of Montana’s fans and friends.

Investigators said Montana was hosting an afterparty at the Holiday Inn on Delaware Avenue following a tour date at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street. Several hundred people followed him from the show to the hotel and had gathered outside his tour bus when the gunfire rang out shortly before midnight.

Briggs is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses. He was arraigned last night and jailed in lieu of 10 percent of $1 million bail for Thompson’s shooting. He is being held without bail in connection with King’s murder.

There is not yet word on a motive for the shooting. Two people who were questioned after allegedly firing back at the car have not been charged with any crimes.

Briggs was arrested in September for an unrelated crime and charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses, according to court documents. Those charges were dismissed due to a lack of prosecution exactly one month before the fatal shooting.

Briggs is next due in court on March 20 for a preliminary hearing.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Local

Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…

Television

'Full House' might be relaunched with some of…

A new "Full House" might be in the works.

NFL

Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…

Home

Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.