Singer Chris Brown has been arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Julie Noce reports.
Brown arrested, booked for assault with a deadly weapon:police
Pop star Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a day long standoff with police.
Local media reported that a woman had called 911 and said Brown had pointed a gun at her.
Twenty-seven year old Brown says he did nothing wrong.
LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRIS RAMIREZ, LIEUTENANT WITH LAPD MEDIA RELATIONS, SAYING:
“Right now Robbery and Homicide division is currently wrapping up their search warrant and Mr. Chris Brown will be transported by Robbery and Homicide detectives where he will be booked with ADW, assault with a deadly weapon.”
Police first responded to the 911 call around 3 a.m. and spent hours surrounding Brown’s home before they obtained a search warrant and entered the premises in the afternoon.
One of Brown’s acquaintances told media the singer was more upset over the circus atmosphere outside his home than he was over the actual incident.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON SAYING (AUDIO AS INCOMING):
Reporter: “Is Chris upset?”
“Why would he be upset he didn’t do shit. He’s upset that all this happening.”
Brown has been involved in several other violent cases including a 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend singer Rihanna.