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Facebook Live Shooting 3 Men Hit While Streaming Video

7/13/2016 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Facebook is square in the middle of a shooting for the 2nd time in a week -- this time the victims are 3 men in Virginia who were chilling in a car when the shots were fired.

The incident went down in Norfolk on Tuesday while the men were listening to music, singing along to Lil Bibby's "Word Around Town" and smoking. They were also on Facebook Live when, without warning, a spray of bullets begins -- more than 20 shots fired.

The video is chilling and the camera remained on throughout the incident. Once the shots stop, you hear what appears to be a bystander telling them to stay awake and hold on for an ambulance.

All 3 were hospitalized and police say one of them has life-threatening injuries. So far no suspects, but police are aware of the FB vid and hope it can reveal any clues.

Exactly a week ago ... when Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer, his girlfriend used FB Live to stream the aftermath.

NBA's Mike Scott I Said The Drugs Were Mine But I'm Not Guilty

7/12/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0712-mike-scott-getty-01Atlanta Hawks player Mike Scott pled not guilty to all charges stemming from his July 2015 drug arrest ... even though he previously admitted the drugs belonged to him.

As TMZ Sports reported, the 27-year-old forward was arrested last summer in Georgia after he and his brother allegedly led cops on a high-speed chase. When police searched their car, they found 10 grams of MDMA and more than an ounce of weed. 

In a recorded interrogation with cops, Scott tried to take a bullet for his brother and said all the drugs were his. He was charged with two felonies -- possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. His brother was also hit with a bunch of charges.

According to a rep for the Banks County Court, Scott's lawyer pled not guilty on his behalf to both counts on Monday. 

If convicted on all charges, Scott faces up to 25 years in prison. 

Ex-Miss Alabama Tearful Confession ... Dallas Cop Killer Was a Martyr

7/12/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

The first black woman to be crowned Miss Alabama feels no remorse for the families of the 5 Dallas cops who were assassinated ... and she thinks their killer is a "martyr."

Kalyn Chapman James, Miss Alabama from 1993, posted a rambling and tearful video in which she's clearly torn about Micah X. Johnson. She repeatedly says she does NOT condone violence, but also says "something has to be done" about the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers.

In full tears, she claims she's not the only one who feels this way.

James was a top 10 finalist for Miss America in 1994.

'Man of Steel' Film Critic Gets Death Threats LAPD Investigating

7/12/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0708-man-of-steel-movie-poster-LEGENDARY-01A film critic who dared to trash "Man of Steel" got a torrent of death threats, and now the LAPD is on the case.

Clarke Wolfe, an actress/film critic, didn't like the movie. But that didn't sit well with some hardcore fans, who threatened the hell out of her on social media. Examples:

-- "You f****** fake bitch ass whore, no wonder you got fired from AMC. How can you not like Man of Steel?! ... That movie is a f****** masterpiece! If I ever see you in Burbank, I will f****** kill you bitch!"

-- "They should run a train on you, c***busters. That n***** should have raped and beat you to death."

-- "Hi, I'm Lord Jesus and I have some bad news, you're going to hell."

The LAPD got a search warrant, obtained by TMZ, to get Instagram records that will help track down the person or persons who made the threats.

Pokemon Go After Robberies ... Players Urged to Use Buddy System

7/11/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

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Pokemon Go creators want players to catch 'em all, but to avoid getting jacked while you're doing it ... they're warning you not to play on your own. 

Alleged robbers in Missouri used the GPS location features on the game to lure in unsuspecting gamers -- then pulled guns on them, according to cops. Four suspects were arrested. 

The Pokemon Company International and Niantic, Inc tells TMZ it's aware of the incidents while playing the game, and encourage all people playing to "be aware of their surroundings and to play with friends when going to new or unfamiliar places."

For the uninitiated ... Pokemon Go is a mobile app that uses GPS location to encourage players to walk around their immediate surroundings and collect digital creatures.

BTW, in just a few days ... Pokemon Go has added over $7 billion in market value to Nintendo.

Draymond Green Arrested for Assault

7/11/2016 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

071116-draymond-green-gettyNBA superstar Draymond Green was arrested for assault early Sunday morning in East Lansing, Michigan. 

According to court docs, Green was booked for assault at 2:28 AM Sunday. It's still unclear what the details are surrounding his arrest.

Cops say the alleged assault was witnessed by an officer on duty in the area. 

Green attended Michigan State University, located in East Lansing. He was back in Michigan Saturday ... attending a friend's wedding.

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MLive.com first reported the arrest. 

Story developing ...

Katt Williams Wanted By Police ... Again

7/10/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0710-katt-williams-TMZ-01Katt Williams is once again a wanted man -- after all, it's been more than a week. 

Katt was due in a Georgia court on June 20th for his latest battery case, but he was a no-show. The court gave him 10 days to contact the court with an explanation, but it was radio silence. The judge did what judges do and issued a warrant for his arrest.

TMZ broke the story ... Katt was arrested for hurling a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, busting open the guy's lip.

The incident was one in a string of bizarre arrests this year ... from allegedly assaulting a pool store clerk, to brawling with a teenager

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John Legend Black Lives Matter Must Continue But Dallas Shooter Hurt Us

7/8/2016 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Legend denounced the Dallas shooter -- not only for what he did to 12 police officers and 2 civilians -- but for inflicting a major setback to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Legend had a message for the families of the Dallas officers who were killed or injured. He also told us he's concerned the shooter stupidly thought he was helping the fight against police brutality by attacking police. 

The singer, who is active in BLM, says protesters should NOT be deterred by what happened in Dallas -- and he offers a solution to all the violence.

Safe to say, John won't be invited to play any NRA conferences ... and we're sure he's fine with that.

Waka Flocka Flame Now's the Time for Solidarity ... But I Still Want Justice

7/8/2016 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Waka Flocka Flame is actually optimistic after the deadly violence in Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana this week -- and believes this is a great opportunity for Americans to come together.

We got Waka at LAX Friday morning and rather than being depressed about the tragic events -- as millions of people are today -- he thinks it's time to rally ... no matter what your race.

It was a remarkably positive outlook, but at the very end his tone changed when we asked specifically about what happened in Dallas. Watch the clip ... he strongly hints bad cops need to punished, and if the courts won't do it ... someone will.

It seems to be one step further than what Jada Pinkett Smith told us.

Carmelo Anthony Killing Cops Isn't Answer ... Calls On Athletes To Force Change

7/8/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0708_carmelo-anthony_gettyCarmelo Anthony says KILLING cops is not the answer ... it'll take peace, not violence to fix our "broken" justice system  ... and he's willing to lead the charge. 

Anthony posted the impassioned plea only hours after the Dallas shooting, saying, "We need to be smart about what we are doing. We need to steer our anger in the right direction."

Melo says the answer isn't in marches or posts on social media ... "we tried that." 

But it isn't in violence either ... "Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work."

Anthony admits he doesn't have the solution ... but called on "all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge" ... by demanding change of politicians and community leaders.

"There's NO more sitting back and being afraid."

U.S. Capitol On Lockdown

7/8/2016 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

070816-us-capital-gettyupdate_graphic_red_bar6:45 AM PT -- Police have ended the lockdown. Cops say an employee had passed through security with an item in a backup that appeared to be a weapon.

Once they determined it was not ... everything went back to normal.update_grey_gray_barThe U.S. Capitol is on lockdown while police search for an individual -- possibly armed -- and people already in the building have been told to take shelter.

According to law enforcement there was a report of a person with a gun in a subway near Capitol. It's unclear if the person has actually entered the Capitol.

Right now authorities are saying the lockdown is being done out of "an abundance of caution."

Story developing ...

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Dallas Cops Fatally Shot Multiple Suspects Captured

7/7/2016 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Dallas police have several suspects in custody, and are searching for more in the ambush-style shootings of 12 officers ... 5 of whom were killed during a protest.

The attack happened in the middle of a peaceful protest against the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile -- and police believe the shots came from snipers in elevated positions. Gunshots echoed through downtown Dallas for several minutes during the fierce battle.

Early Friday morning police said they had arrested 3 suspects and had at least one more cornered in a building. One of the suspects reportedly told police there were multiple bombs planted around the city. 

Police say they did find one suspicious package which the bomb squad planned to detonate.

Police had released a photo of a man in a camouflage shirt who was walking through the protest with a rifle. Police initially called him a "person of interest," but he later turned himself in, and police now say he was not involved. Texas is an open carry state.

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'Moji' King Might Need His Own Jail Emoji

7/8/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0707-oliver-camilo-getty-01The guy behind celeb emoji apps for Amber Rose and Steph Curry might wanna get to work on a yellow head behind bars with a shiv ... now that the L.A. City Attorney has filed a petty theft charge against him.

We broke the story ... 'Moji' CEO Oliver Camilo was arrested at LAX last month for jacking a camera from a passenger on his plane. The alleged theft was caught on tape since the camera owner is a YouTube star.

Camilo claimed he was set up for a YouTube prank, and now he might have to tell it to the judge.

If convicted, he faces up to 6 months in county jail. 

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