Jack Harlow’s DJ Ronnie Lucciano charged with murder in fatal shooting of bartender at Louisville nightclub

Ronnie Lucciano turned himself in on May 11 and eyewitnesses claim that he got into an altercation with the bartender before she was shot dead

                            Jack Harlow’s DJ Ronnie Lucciano charged with murder in fatal shooting of bartender at Louisville nightclub
Jack Harlow's DJ Ronnie Tyshon O'Bannon aka Ronnie Lucciano turned himself in (Getty Images/ Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Rapper Jack Harlow was caught in the middle of a fatal nightclub shooting during the Kentucky Derby party on May 1, Saturday, which also took a woman’s life identified as bartender Kasmira Nash. The rapper fled from the scene unhurt after gunshots were heard at the venue. Now, in the latest update of the case, Harlow’s official DJ has been charged with the murder of the bartender.

According to the website WHAS11, Jack Harlow’s DJ has been identified as Ronnie Tyshon O'Bannon, who also goes by the stage name Ronnie Lucciano. He is a member of Harlow's Private Garden musical group. O'Bannon has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the shooting that happened at Louisville’s Vibes Restaurant and Ultra Lounge on May 1. O’Bannon’s bond has been set at $500,000 and he is expected to be arraigned at Jefferson Circuit Court on May 17. 

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'He walked right out as if nothing had happened'

The publication WHAS11 reported that a Louisville Metro Police’s spokesperson officer Beth Ruoff confirmed that O'Bannon turned himself in on May 11, Tuesday. He is currently being held at Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. LMPD had earlier revealed that they had received a call about the deadly shooting at the nightclub around 1.30 am. On reaching the venue, they found an injured man and a woman dead who was later identified as 37-year-old Nash by Jefferson County.

Nash's friend Brittany Black spilled the beans to WHAS11, revealing that she was flooded with calls from friends who witnessed the unfortunate incident. According to her, the witnesses alleged that Nash was shot by the same person who also killed her friend Torre Cortez Foree in August 2020. Witnesses also told Black that Nash had confronted the man who apparently killed Foree when she spotted him at the club. Black stated, “I think (Nash) may have reached out, hit him or something physical happened, but he shot her. He shot her in a club in front of hundreds of people and he walked right out as if nothing had happened.”


What happened at the nightclub?

According to reports by TMZ, the Kentucky Derby party at the venue saw Harlow in attendance, but soon things took a wrong turn after an altercation unfolded between a man and a woman. Before anyone could react, gunshots were heard at the venue and soon everyone started fleeing from the scene including Harlow. According to the reports, a woman was found dead and a man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Harlow was scheduled to perform at Kentucky Derby Race the next day but was replaced at the last moment. The ‘Whats Poppin’ hitmaker has not released any official statement on the nightclub shooting.

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