Los Angeles: On Thursday, October 1st, The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division detectives were made aware of a video shot from within a vehicle that is parked behind a uniformed LAPD officer. The video shows an unknown suspect brandishing a revolver inside the car unbeknown to the officer as he exits his police vehicle. This video was posted on ‘Instagram’ social media.
RHD detectives identified the vehicle and three suspects who were inside filming. The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990’s rap group no longer in fashion. The film was made and posted on social media to ignite a comeback by the rap group.
One suspect was identified who had a prior conviction for carrying a firearm. A felony warrant for his arrest for carrying a firearm in a vehicle with a prior, accompanied by a search warrant was obtained by investigators and was executed by SWAT in the city of Downey.
RHD detectives have determined that the video in question was made for entertainment purposes only and was not a credible threat to police officers. The criminal investigation of the suspect however, will continue.
Anyone with information is urged to call Robbery Homicide Detectives at 213-486-6850. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.