Cops were ready for a gunfight when they responded to a shooting at the Schoolboy Q concert ... which is apparent from radio transmissions between dispatch and cops rushing to the scene.
TMZ has obtained audio of the chaotic conversations. As the dispatcher explains that someone was shot in the head and another in the back ... it's apparent police are bracing for a violent confrontation.
A man with a rifle came out of the bushes and began firing at Q's SUV after a hip hop concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver. The rapper -- who was detained (see pic) wasn't hurt.
Two of the victims are still hospitalized ... they're expected to be OK. The shooter has not been caught.
Laser Company Offers
Free Tat Removal ... and Bail
6/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jeremy Meeks can't erase his criminal past ... but he can erase his gang-style tats with the help of a tattoo removal company that's offering him free laser treatments ... and cold, hard cash for his bail.
The honchos at LaserAway say they've been following Meeks' story ... and were touched by comments from his mom ... about how her son has been stereotyped by the ink on his body.
But the convicted felon should think twice before accepting the offer ... as we reported, he's getting bites from modeling companies that like the body art ... because it's gangster-chic.
If he goes through with the removal ... the company says it will also pony up $20K toward his $900,000 bail.
The company may do better with Melanie Griffith.
Rich CEO GUILTY
Of Attacking 'B.H. Nannies' Star
6/23/2014 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The rich businessman accused of beating the star of "Beverly Hills Nannies" has been found guilty of assault ... but he WON'T be going to jail.
TMZ broke the story ... Ari Bellamar claimed she was on a date with Entropic CEO Patrick Henry at his Utah cabin when he flew into a drunken rage and threw her against a wall. Bellamar said she tried to call 911 ... but Henry smashed her phone.
Henry could have faced more than a year in jail ... but the judge fined him $400 and ordered him to complete 40 hours of community service. He also has to undergo alcohol and anger management assessment.
Weird ... you would think an assault conviction is assessment enough.
For Threatening to Kill Celeb Trainer
6/23/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A paparazzo was arrested for allegedly threatening the life of a huge celebrity trainer ... and then ominously reaching for what the trainer believed was a deadly weapon.
Harley Pasternak -- who trains Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Rihanna and a slew of other celebs -- told cops paparazzi showed up at his home Sunday because they got a tip he was about to train Robert Pattinson.
Harley says he told the paps Pattinson wasn't coming to his house but they didn't believe him. The paps got more aggressive and came onto his property. Harley told police he then walked out and ordered the photogs to leave, and that's when the photog in question threatened, "I'm gonna kill you and your family."
Harley says the photog reached for something in his car ... fearing it was a weapon, the trainer subdued the guy.
The photog denied making any death threats and insists Harley was the aggressor ... attempting to pull off his hubcaps with his bare hands. But a neighbor told cops she heard the death threat loud and clear. That was enough for police to hook the guy up and haul him to jail.
By the way ... the photog admits he was reaching for a weapon of sorts ... pepper spray.
Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks
A REALLY Bad Dude
6/21/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug Shot -- is a BAD GUY ... that's certainly what his rap sheet shows.
Meeks -- who has owned the Internet the last few days with his perfectly lit, eye-gazing mug shot -- has been in and out of prison for more than a decade.
The 30-year-old was charged in 2002 with robbery and corporal injury to a child. He allegedly jumped a 16-year-old and beat him to a pulp. Meeks copped a plea and was sentenced to 2 years in a California prison.
According to docs, Meeks admitted during the case he was affiliated with a criminal street gang, which is a felony in California. The docs say he was a Northside Gangster Crip.
Meeks served his time and moved to the Spokane area of Washington, and in 2007, he was charged with identity theft and resisting arrest. According to legal docs ... he was in a sporting goods store and tried to steal a package of pellets and when security guards saw him, Meeks screamed, "I'll f*** you all up." The guards peppered sprayed Meeks into submission. He was convicted and served time.
And now he faces weapons charges as well as street terrorism.
ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
6/21/2014 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cops say when they arrived to Solo's home, there was a huge rager going on at the residence ... one cop told the Seattle Times it was an "out of control situation."
9:00 AM PT -- Cops say Solo appeared "intoxicated and upset" when police arrived to the house.
Cops also say one of the victims -- Hope's nephew -- is 17-years-old.
Officials also say the person who initially called 911 told the operator a female was "hitting people."
Solo is due in court on Monday.
Team USA soccer goalie Hope Solo was arrested in Seattle early Saturday morning after allegedly beating up her sister and her nephew ... this according to police.
According to police, Solo allegedly got into an argument with her sister and nephew during the party -- and released the fury ... attacking them so badly, they each had "visible injuries" when cops arrived.
Solo was arrested on two counts of domestic violence assault and hauled to a nearby station where she was booked.
It's not Solo's first brush with domestic violence -- back in 2012 her then-BF (now husband) Jerramy Stevens was arrested for allegedly assaulting the soccer player. He was eventually released for insufficient evidence and never formally charged with a crime.
Stalker Locked Up
But Just for a Little While
6/20/2014 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stalker who has shown up repeatedly at Selena Gomez' house and actually entered her property has just been ordered to get treatment in a mental health facility ... but the bad news for Selena ... he could be out in as early as 30 days.
Che Cruz pled no contest Friday to felony stalking. He was ordered to a mental health facility where he will be on lockdown for 30 days. After that, he must complete a total of 180 days at the facility, but he's not required to stay there.
The problem, of course ... Cruz is clearly unstable and everything hinges long-term on him finishing the program. And, he's proven already ... once out of custody, he makes a beeline for Selena.
The judge also issued an unusual, 10-year protective order, requiring Cruz to stay 200 yards from Selena. Again ... he's already violated a protective order.
The good news ... Selena's back with Justin Bieber and he has really aggressive hired muscle.
Women are Stupid
To Swoon Over Dreamy McMug Shot
6/20/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't ask Richard Roundtree to explain why women are attracted to bad men ... because Richard doesn't understand the opposite sex at all.
Roundtree was leaving LAX on Thursday when our photog posed the question ... why are so many chicks attracted to Jeremy Meeks, the dangerous dude with the hot mug shot?
We thought the man known for portraying one of the most notorious ladies men in all of film history might have insight ... but alas, he was just as clueless as us.
Dreamy McMug Shot
Sends Hearts a-Twitter
6/19/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He may be the hottest criminal since Armie Hammer ... people are going nuts for accused weapons offender Jeremy Meeks.
Those eyes are hijacking Twitter. The 30-year-old Stockton, CA convicted felon is being held on $900,000 bail for illegally possessing firearms and ammo, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal street gang activity. The specific charge is street terrorism.
The Stockton Police Dept.'s Facebook page is blowing up ... with more than 15,000 likes and 3,700 comments.
Another guy -- Terry Bailey -- was arrested during the same police sweep, but his mug shot generated only 14 likes and 4 comments.
Life isn't fair. That said, we gotta ask ....
Kat Von D Death Threats
Cops on the Hunt for Man Who Says ...
He'll 'Go Columbine'
6/19/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:20 AM PT -- TMZ just found a video Nunn posted 10 months ago ... rambling about things "taking so long" with Kathy, but says he enjoys watching her makeup tips. Nunn refers to Kat Von D by her full first name in his tweets. He seems out of it in the video, and also rants about President Obama.
Kat Von D fears for her life and the lives of others after getting online death threats from a man who says he's planning a Columbine-style bloodbath ... and police are desperately trying to locate him.
An LAPD search warrant gives a chilling account of threats allegedly made by Michael Nunn -- an Iowa man who claims Von D destroyed his life.
On June 4 he tweeted ... "You have to understand, Kat, my life is over because of you. Therefore, what would my only reason for living be? Revenge." He added he wants people to feel guilt for "what I'm about to initiate in a few weeks" ... and threatens to "go Columbine in Los Angeles."
He also told Kat ... "Get it through your f****** head!! Lose the game or watch people die!" -- and, "Your [sic] running out of time and I'm not running out of anger and determination."
Police say Nunn and Von D have a history ... she got a restraining order against him back in 2012 after he allegedly harassed her with creepy phone calls and showed up at her home and work.
The threats sound eerily similar to the chilling video made by Santa Barbara campus shooter Elliot Rodger ... when he spoke of getting revenge.
Police say they've been unable to locate Nunn. The search warrant gave police access to Nunn's Twitter account. They're hoping info from the account will shed some light on where he is right now.
Tracy Morgan Crash
Investigators Say ...
Truck Driver Was Speeding
6/19/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The truck driver who plowed into Tracy Morgan's limo bus -- killing one man -- was driving 20 mph over the speed limit ... according to federal investigators.
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board says trucker Kevin Roper was driving his rig at 65 mph at the time of the crash ... even though the posted speed limit was 45 mph due to construction in the area. The regular speed limit is 55 mph.
Roper's tractor-trailer slammed into Morgan's vehicle June 7 on the New Jersey Turnpike. He pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto.
Morgan is still in the hospital with multiple injuries and is listed in fair condition. 65-year-old comedian James McNair was killed in the crash.
Stalker Had Arsenal of Weapons
6/18/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The man arrested for breaking into Sandra Bullock's house earlier this month didn't have just one machine gun ... he had an arsenal.
TMZ broke the story ... Joshua Corbett actually got inside Sandra's house while she was home. Police later found a machine gun at his home. Authorities just announced ... they now have more than 1 machine gun -- they have 7. And police found other weapons as well.
Our law enforcement sources say Corbett was NOT at Bullock's house to burglarize it ... he wanted to see her. Turns out he never did because she locked herself in a room.
The D.A. has now charged Corbett with 19 felonies, including 7 counts of possession of a machine gun, 2 counts of possession of an assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device -- we're told they're red-tipped tracer rounds. He's also been charged with stalking.
'Pretty Little Liars' Star
God Ordered Me To Be With Her
... Claims Security Guard
6/18/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An ex-security guard wanted a sexual relationship with Ashley Benson because that's just the way God wanted it ... according to court docs Benson filed to keep the guy away from her.
The "Pretty Little Liars" star got a temporary restraining order Wednesday against James Gorton Jr. -- a married, 49-year-old who was recently fired from his job as a guard on the Warner Bros. lot where PLL is filmed.
Gorton has told people he has a relationship with Benson ... that he has sexual feelings for her ... and that God instructed him to pursue her romantically ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
According to studio security officials ... Gorton told them he felt a special connection with Benson after she happened to glance at him one day, and believed she and others were silently communicating messages to him.
Gorton has since been fired, but Benson says she fears he may still try to track her down at her home.
Gorton is now required to stay at least 100 yards away.