Huntington, NY - February 26th, 2016 - 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 4:35 p.m. Howse, an entertainer known as “Stew Deez” had performed at The Emporium last night before Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and is traveling with the group on a national tour.
Howse, 33, was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 27.
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