The Los Angeles police took R&B singer Chris Brown into custody and said he would be arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following an hours-long stand-off with the singer. Brown also posted a video of himself addressing his fans from inside his home on Instagram.
He even used offensive language in the video while indicating he would not allow the police officers in the house until they produce a warrant.
The Los Angeles Police Department detectives arrived at Brown’s house to search for a weapon that he allegedly pointed at a woman, but Chris Brown barricaded himself inside and asked the police to get a search warrant when they attempted to enter.
It almost took the entire morning to get the search warrant and the police waited for Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, before they started searching the property. They entered the house shortly before 1 pm and the L.A. Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division detectives carried on the search in the presence of Geragos, the Los Angeles Times reported.
According to reports, at least half a dozen people came out of the house, with few of them holding their hands above their heads. Lt. Chris Ramirez said that the police is getting the cooperation of everyone who came out.
The RT reported that the search was initiated after a woman, Baylee Curran, called the 911 at 3 am saying Brown had aimed a gun her in a feat of rage. She said that she managed to make the call after running outside his residence in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue.
According to Curran, she and her friend accompanied a business associate, whom the musician had invited to his home. She said she wished to discuss future projects with him.
She added that there were a few people inside the house when she went inside and after a short while she went to the backyard to get some fresh air. When she returned inside, she found a man showcasing diamond bracelets, necklaces, and watches.
“I don’t know if it was Chris’ friend or how he was related, but that’s when he told me to back away from the diamond necklace and started cussing me out and calling me names,” she recounted. “That’s when Chris pulled his gun and told me to ‘Get out.’ He said ‘I’m sick of you girls, get the F out!’”
Curran then ran outside with her friend and snatched her phone from one of Brown’s associates, with whom she had to leave the phone before entering the house. They were chased by a Jeep but escaped narrowly as they hid behind an SUV at a neighbour’s property, Curran said.
Girl: Chris Brown pulled a gun on me
Police: we need evidence, besides you were trespassing
Girl: I'm white
— Air Keezy #23⛹🏾🏀👑 (@DaKiDK233) August 31, 2016
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