Chris Brown in Police Standoff After Allegedly Pulling a Gun on a Woman
Published Aug 30, 2016Chris Brown's already muddy legal track record continues to get dragged through dirt, as the R&B singer is currently the subject of a new criminal assault investigation.
As TMZ reports, a woman called 911 to report that Brown had threatened her with a gun early this morning (August 30). Brown was at his Los Angeles home with a group of friends when "uninvited guests" arrived.
Among those present at Brown's home was Ray J, who was getting a tattoo when the other parties arrived. A man (apparently an invited guest), showed up with two women, who were asked to leave. One of these women filed a police report, claiming that Brown pulled a gun on her.
According to TMZ, one person who was inside the house insists that Brown was asleep for the duration of the incident. Brown has yet to leave the house, but at 8:45 a.m. local time, a SWAT team arrived and the Los Angeles Police Department was in the process of securing a search warrant to find a gun matching the description of the one in the report.
Police have been knocking on the door, but have not received a response. Brown has yet to attempt to leave the house.
Ray J reportedly left the house at some point and was cuffed and carded by police. They let him go, but detained his car as evidence.
UPDATE (8/30, 1:15 p.m. EDT): Chris Brown allegedly threw a duffel bag containing a gun, other weapons and drugs out of the window of his home. TMZ reports that he taunted cops as he chucked the bag, daring the police to "Come and get me."
UPDATE (8/30, 4:45 p.m. EDT): According to police, Brown has now emerged from his home after being served a search warrant. As of yet, no arrests have been made at the property.
UPDATE (8/30, 8:15 p.m. EDT): TMZ now reports that Chris Brown has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
UPDATE (8/31, 9:00 a.m. EDT): Brown has been released on $250,000 bail and is slated to appear in court on September 20. His attorney Mark Geragos tweeted that the allegations against Brown are "demonstrably false."
Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy— Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) August 31, 2016
The woman who filed the initial police report, Baylee Curran has also shared her side of the story online. In a video posted to Twitter, she says: "Do you all honestly think I want this and think I caused this? If someone put a gun to your head, what would you do — call the police?"
The chick that claimed Chris Brown put a gun to her head ... pic.twitter.com/tfkMEihSEf— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) August 30, 2016
Brown has also been posting videos about the incident from inside his house, and as you can see below, he's not very happy with the police or media.