FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) — The recording of a drug-themed music video went awry in Pennsylvania, leading to two women being pistol-whipped, one man being shot and two men under arrest, police said.
Beaver County authorities said the Jan. 15 shooting in Freedom prompted a nearby elementary school to be locked down for several hours.
Antonio Clinkscales, 34, of Freedom, and Kmeene "Eric" Hubbard, 33, of Beaver Falls, remained jailed Friday on charges including aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.
The men were recording the video in a home Clinkscales was renting when two women hired to appear in the video began arguing with the men about stolen drugs, District Attorney David Lozier explained at Thursday's news conference.
The men allegedly beat, kicked, choked and pistol-whipped the women, authorities said. One of the women was choked nearly to the point of unconsciousness and a gun was placed in one woman's mouth, investigators said.
At one point, one of the men also fired the gun to scare the women.
That led to a "wrestling match between Mr. Clinkscales and one of the women over one of the handguns," Lozier said. "The gun went off, shooting Hubbard."
Hubbard was wounded in the abdomen, but released from a hospital Wednesday, at which time he was also charged and taken into custody.
Police seized a recording of the video as part of the investigation, as well as substances believed to be cocaine and heroin that were used in the video and found at the scene. Tests to determine whether the drugs are real were still pending Friday, and drug charges may follow depending on the test results, investigators said.
Court records don't list defense attorneys who could comment on behalf of the men. They face a Feb. 1 preliminary hearing.