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Girlfriend of Accused Mugs & Jugs Shooter Arrested



Another arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting yesterday at Mugs & Jugs on Scenic Highway -- the girlfriend of accused shooter Christian Ketchup has now been charged with battery.


The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Rachel DeRise had gotten into an argument with the victim, Tierra Binion at the bar. That argument turned violent and spilled outside of the bar into the parking lot.


The Sheriff's Office says as the two women fought Ketchup blindsided Binion with a punch, knocking her unconscious. Investigators say DeRise then jumped back on top of Binion and continued beating her. Ketchup is then accused of shooting the woman seven times as she lay on the ground in the parking lot.


Rachel DeRise was arrested early this morning and has since been released on a $15-thousand dollar bond. The sheriff's office says they were able to locate and talk to four possible witnesses they were looking for yesterday. Family and friends of the victim held a vigil last night at Wahoos Stadium.


It's the second violent incident at the Mugs & Jugs Bar this week -- over the weekend a stabbing was reported there. That case was being investigated as a possible stand-your-ground incident.

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