Three men are in custody after one concertgoer was killed and another seriously injured in a stabbing incident after the Nellyville tour stop near San Diego on Friday.
Faitamai Tauanuu, 30, died Saturday after being stabbed multiple times late Friday in the parking lot of the Coors Amphitheater, where Nelly, the Cash Money Millionaires, Fabolous and others had performed.
Sean Bowers, 27, was in stable condition on Monday after having surgery to repair multiple stab wounds. Both men are from San Diego.
Authorities charged Steven Tesam, 42, and Hank Carl Banegas, 26, with murder and attempted murder, and an unidentified 16-year-old boy with conspiracy, according to Chula Vista Police Lt. Richard Coulson.
Both men are being held without bail, while the boy is being detained in a juvenile facility. All three will likely be arraigned Tuesday, a Chula Vista Police spokesperson said.
Tesam is the Viejas Tribal chairman of the Kumeyaay Indians, who operate the Viejas Casino near Alpine, California, where he and his nephew, Banegas, reside.
Shirley Horton, mayor of Chula Vista, where the incident occurred, told reporters the stabbing was the first major incidence of violence at the Coors Amphitheater in more than 50 concerts. But "we will certainly evaluate the situation," she said.
The last time Nelly was to perform near San Diego — at the Beat Summer Jam on August 11 in Irvine, California — his performance was called off after a fight erupted during LL Cool J's set just before the St. Louis rapper was to take the stage. No arrests were made at that incident.