The fatal shooting at a theater where the 50 Cent movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin”’ was playing stemmed from an old prison beef, police said Tuesday after they made an arrest in the case.
Larue Graves of Aliquippa was arrested at motel Tuesday and charged in the Nov. 9 shooting of Shelton Flowers. The two men, both 30, were in prison together, police said.
Flowers was shot at least three times after he got into an argument inside a multiplex. Police said Flowers had just watched 50 Cent’s movie and got into a confrontation with three men in the bathroom. A fight ensued and spilled out into the concessions area, where Flowers was shot.
The theater pulled the movie after the shooting.
Graves was paroled in 2004 after serving time for voluntary manslaughter. It was not immediately clear why Flowers had been in prison.