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Benjamin Bratt's Nephew Dies in Police Chase

12/12/2007 8:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Benjamin BrattKristopher Bratt, nephew of actor Benjamin Bratt, was killed early Tuesday morning when a stolen car being pursued by police in San Francisco ran a red light and plowed into Kristopher's car. Bratt died immediately, while his passenger died a short time later. He was 20.

The two men driving the stolen Saturn are currently behind bars. The driver, Richard Gosnell, is facing numerous charges, including two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, one count of felony hit and run, one count of evading police causing death, one count of stolen vehicle, one count of possession of stolen property, one count of speeding and one count of running a red light, according to San Francisco Police Sgt. Steve Mannina.

Gosnell and his passenger, Joshua Wilson, were treated for minor injuries before taken into custody. Wilson faces one count of stolen vehicle and one count of possessing stolen property.

Kristopher is the son of Bratt's oldest brother.
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16.

fatdog    

How sad, I blame the police, are you all a bunch of morons? Yeh, all criminals are victims, its always someones else's fault. Typical of the victim society we live in today. Thank god I'm voting for Obama, he's for putting these type of people behind bars, not on a pedistal

2424 days ago
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out4nutin    

I blame people like FIBiker who look at every oppurtunity to take a shot at the police who are just trying to do a thankless job. You are pathetic!

2424 days ago
18.

annab    

i am so sorry.

2424 days ago
19.

AlwaysHungry    

Truly sad

2424 days ago
20.

Officer's Wife    

FIBiker - Are you kidding me????

You blame the police!?!? You are out of your mind!
Consider blaming the CRIMINALS. You know, the people who actually stole a car, ran a red light and killed two innocent people.

But then again, most "police haters" are criminals.

2424 days ago
21.

OMG    

This is very tragic. I watched the news the day it happened and saw them taking the passenger out of the vehicle still alive. I would also like to make a comment that has nothing to do with this, why is it that people feel the need to tell stories about how "illegal aliens" killed people due to a DUI? Does it matter who? It is wrong regardless of who you are. And what did that have to do with these guys getting killed? This racism needs to come to an end, there are bad people in diverse cultures. There have been more cases of people being raped,murdered and just simply killed due to sick people who are not just of one race or "illegal aliens". Please, if you are going to make a comment, there is no need for racism here, I thought those days were over!

2424 days ago
22.

HL    

Wow. Vehicular manslaughter? That was murder. Where were the helicopters? Man, deepest sympathies to the Bratts.

2424 days ago
23.

blu    

#11 How ignorant can you be???!!!???

What does the Police Commissioner's sexual orientation have to do with some IDIOT stealing a car AND police turning on the sirens???!!!??? Cars are stolen everyday ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

YOU'RE A JOKE!!

Did you go to the Britney Spears for the ignorant???

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE BRATT FAMILY

2424 days ago
24.

kim    

the wrong two young men died!

2424 days ago
25.

Tangie    

So sad....God bless.

2424 days ago
26.

FlBiker    

#13 out4nutin

Never trust a cop.

2424 days ago
27.

Officer's Wife    

Heather Fong is the police Chief. Theresa Sparks is the president of the San Francisco Police Commission, the CEO of a multimillion-dollar sex toy retailer, and a transgender woman.

Theresa has nothing to do with day to day police work so I really don't feel the fact that she is a transgender had anything to do with the fact that to criminals murdered to innocent people. Let's put the focus where it needs to be!

2424 days ago
28.

blu    

To the rest of the ignorant placing blame on illegal immigrants....

Gosnell (the guy who was driving the stolen car), surname sounds caucasian or African American to me; not Asian, Hispanic or some other surname usually identified to your perception of a possible "illegal immigrant".

TOO many ignorant fools with ignorant comments on this site

2424 days ago
29.

windy    

dat sux.com

2424 days ago
30.

DLAB    

Who is Benjamin Bratt? NEVER heard / read the name!

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