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Man held after gun fired in Vegas fight between Kingston, Migos

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    A Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Moises Johnson, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Police say Johnson was arrested Feb. 21, pending a court appearance on felony assault and weapon charges after a gunshot was fired in the air during a fight between the three-member hip-hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. No injuries were reported.

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    Rapper Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2012. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Kingston and three-member hip-hop group Migos outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center on Feb. 21. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured.

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    Hip-hop group Migos pose at the Grammy Nominees Brunch in Beverly Hills in 2015. A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center on Feb. 21. Authorities said the shot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured.

LAS VEGAS >> A Florida man has been jailed on felony and misdemeanor charges after he fired a shot during a fight between hip-hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, police said today.

The gunshot was fired in the air and no one was reported to have been injured during the fracas on Feb. 21 outside the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas police Officer Danny Cordero said.

Kingston and the three members of Migos, who perform under the names Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, were not identified as suspects in the case.

Mioses Johnson, 28, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was being held at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on charges of felony assault with a weapon and carrying a firearm without a permit, and a misdemeanor count of discharging a gun where persons may be endangered.

Jail records didn’t indicate if Johnson had an attorney.

Johnson was initially detained by event security guards, and a .380-caliber handgun was seized from him before his arrest, the police spokesman said.

Cordero identified Johnson as part of a group accompanying Kingston at the venue hosting an expo called Agenda at the same time as the larger MAGIC Las Vegas fashion convention at other event centers around town.

The physical confrontation near an outdoor Sands expo center loading dock followed an argument inside stemming from a previous dispute between the two groups, Cordero said.

A spokeswoman for the expo center and adjacent Venetian and Palazzo resorts referred questions about the incident to police.

Efforts to identify and contact representatives of Kingston and Migos weren’t immediately successful.

Kingston, who also uses the name Kisean Anderson, was born in Miami and emerged as a musician in Jamaica.

Migos are related members of one family from the Atlanta area. Their debut album, Yung Rich Nation, was released in 2015.

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