LAPD Investigating Chris Brown for Felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon

"Loyal" crooner allegedly threatened a woman with a gun

By Francesca Bacardi Aug 30, 2016 4:46 PMTags

UPDATE: TMZ has identified the victim as Baylee Curran, who was Miss California Regional 2016.

Police are working with representatives for Brown to try to talk with the R&B singer, who a source tells E! News is armed. "We are currently working with Mr. Brown's representatives to make contact with him," LAPD Officer Ramirez tells E! News. Although a source tells E! News that a bag was thrown from a window of Brown's house, police cannot yet confirm that the bag was filled with drugs and weapons.

Ray J also has responded to the police presence outside of Brown's house. "Yo this Ray J, check it out, I'm real upset about today. I'm not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be," he said in an Instagram video. "You got just positive people around and you look outside and it's like a war zone for no reason for somebody, some stranger said about something that don't got nothing to do with nothing. And to react like that so fast without really knowing the facts and knowing what's up aint cool and ya know. It's just not right. It shouldn't be like this. I support the homie Chris and I support the whole movement. I'm here and again man this s--t got to change. It can't be like this every time somebody yippin and yappin to get an extra buck. Ya know it turns around and it's all back on us. Ain't cool."

But an officer exclusively tells E! News that this is a "normal" response.  "This is a normal response when someone is armed and refusing to come out," the officer says.


Chris Brown is the subject of a criminal assault investigation after a woman called 911 claiming the singer threatened her with a gun.

E! News has learned that LAPD officers are on their way to Brown's house to further investigate. The victim, who hasn't been identified, told police that Brown pointed a gun and threatened her, NBC News reports. She then left his house and called police. 

E! News has reached out to Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, for comment, but Setara Qassim, a criminal defense attorney for Geragos & Geragos law firm arrived at Brown's house with a police escort.

West Valley Robbery Homicide Division now has taken over the case, E! News confirms, and Brown remains inside his house but authorities are attempting to contact him.

NBC News also reports Brown didn't initially cooperate with authorities and refused to come out of his house. Police on the scene were then told they needed a warrant to enter the property. 

Court Appearances

Brown responded to the police's arrival with a few videos on Instagram. "So I'm asleep half the damn night, and I just wake up all these motherf--king helicopters choppers is around police out there out the gate. C'mon my n---a what the f--k else do you want from me," he says. "I stay out of the way taking care of my daughter. Do work. I don't f--k with ugly bitches, trifling bitches whatever the f--k it is. I'm not on that, bro. I'm way too tired to be dealing with this bulls--t."

He continues, "Every three months y'all get tired of me. You gotta be. Every three months y'all come up with something, bro. what is it? What's goin to be next? Imma fart an elephant? C'mon my n---a. But at the same time when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don't come until the next day. Let somebody make a f--ked up allegation about me and oh yeah the whole f--king SWAT team. My n---a I'm innocent f--k everybody I'm tired of hearing this s--t." 

This is hardly Brown's first run-in with the law. Most recently Brown's manager sued the R&B singer for alleged assault and battery

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According to court documents obtained by E! News, Michael Guirguis, also known as Mike G of Nitevision Management, filed a lawsuit against the Grammy winner for assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing after claiming Breezy "brutally" attacked him in early May before embarking on his European tour.

The manager also claimed Brown was in a "drug-fueled" rage when he attacked him in a room and punched him four times in the face and neck—injuries that ultimately led to an emergency room visit. The documents stated that the singer allegedly took to social media afterward, "boasting" to his friends about the incident. 

Guirguis claims in the documents that he was hired by the Grammy winner to "repair his reputation" after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown responded to the lawsuit on Instagram

"I fired them because they're stealing money," he claimed in response. "You're stealing money pal, so you're mad because you're no longer existent…God Bless you. Wish you the best of luck."


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