Close Grip Vocalist Bradley Hancock Shot Dead Outside Salt Lake City Venue
Tragic news to report involving Salt Lake City hardcore act Close Grip. The band's vocalist, Bradley Hancock, was shot dead outside the local rock venue The Core on Saturday after reportedly intervening in an argument between his younger brother and shooting suspect Quincy Earl Lawson.
Close Grip were opening for California hardcore band Soul Search, who have since paid tribute to the late Bradley Hancock. After Hancock's brother reportedly clashed with Quincy Ear Lawson, 20, Bradley asked Lawson to leave the venue, escorting him out. The altercation between the Close Grip singer and Lawson was said to have gotten heated, leading to the fatal shooting in which Lawson apparently shot Bradley several times.
The Salt Lake City Tribune reports that police arrested Lawson on Sunday, and he was slated to be booked into the Salt Lake County Jail under suspicion of homicide. Close Grip informed fans about their singer's passing via Facebook:
As many of you have heard, our vocalist Brad was shot and killed outside of our show last night. This is very hard for us as he was not only an amazing vocalist, but an even more amazing friend. We wanna say thanks to everyone who came to any of our shows, checked out or music, and put us on shows. Brad really put his heart and soul into this band, as well as the rest of. Thanks for the support throughout the past year. Here is a link for donations for his family. Every penny helps. Rest in Power Brad. You won't be forgotten.
As the above quote reads, a Go Fund Me page has been set up to aid Hancock's family during this horrific time. The 24-year-old vocalist was planning to get married to his fiancé next Halloween and was a father to one son.
We'd like to give the family and friends of Bradley Hancock our deepest condolences.
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