Twin brothers have been arrested following unusual circumstances after a rap battle erupted into violence and gunfire in West Utica, New York, on Saturday night. According to police, at approximately 11:06pm Officers responded to a scene of a large fight, and learned that a firearm had been potentially used in the incident.
Upon arrival on the scene, police learned that Sanel Nadarevic, 20, of Utica, was having a rap battle with another person, when he became agitated and fired his gun off three times, and then fled the scene.
Officers began searching for the suspect, and conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle, where Nadarevic fled from the passenger seat of the car and police continued to pursue him on foot.
Officers at the scene eventually tackled Nadarevic to the ground, and recovered a .22 calibre handgun that had fallen off his person.
At around the same time, on the same street, Sanel's brother, Salmin Nadarevic, 20, threatened to shoot a child of another person at the scene. According to officials, he picked up a rock and threw it at the person, striking him in the head.
Salmin then proceeded to attempt to strike the same person with a beer bottle, but was halted by the officers, who used a Taser to take him into custody.
The victim who had been struck by the rock fled the scene, and police were unable to locate him following the incident.
While the twin Nadarevic brothers were being taken into custody, the family of the twins began making threats and taunted the arresting officers.
Both men have been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and Salmin Nadarevic has been charged additionally with menacing, and resisting arrest.
New York State Police assisted on the scene, and more charges against the twins are likely in the near future.