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Nicki Minaj Team Member Death: Police Question Person of Interest

Fatal stabbing left one man dead and a second wounded

Police are anticipating an arrest in the stabbings that killed one member of rapper Nicki Minaj‘s tour team and left another injured, the Associated Press reports.

According to Homicide Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia Police Department, detectives have identified three people involved in the fight which sparked the stabbings and questioned one of them on Friday.

The stabbings, which occurred at the Che Bar & Grill at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday. De’Von Pickett, a member of Minaj’s tour team, was killed. A second member of her team, identified as Eric Parker, was injured but is expected to survive.

The fight reportedly started inside the bar but spread outside, at which point one of the men pulled out a knife.

Witnesses said that the fight might have involved a recently fired employee of the bar.

“These guys flew into Philly for my tour rehearsals 2 days ago and were both stabbed last night,” Minaj wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that included a photo of the pair on Wednesday. “#RIPDAYDAY condolences to your family. Unbelievable. Eric (on the right) is recovering. Another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. So sad.”