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Boxer Adrien Broner I Know Who Shot at Me People Want Me Dead

4/24/2017 6:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing superstar Adrien Broner is finally talking about the shooting in Ohio last week ... telling TMZ Sports he believes he was targeted because, "every killer wants a celebrity on their list."

As we previously reported, Broner was arrested in Kentucky on Thursday after cops pulled him over in an SUV that was riddled with bullets.  

Now, the boxer is telling us why he was shot at -- and who wants him dead. 

We also asked Broner straight-up if he's considering moving his family out of town knowing his life might be in danger.

Scary stuff.

Mel B's Ex-Husband She Failed as a Mom To Keep Our Daughter Out of Danger!!

4/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jimmy Gulzar has a question for Mel B -- if Stephen Belafonte is as bad as you say he is ... why did you let our daughter live with him all these years?

Mel's ex-husband blasts her for failing as a mom to keep their 18-year-old daughter, Phoenix, out of harm's way with Belafonte. He says he's known for years Stephen had a gun which he's not allowed to own, and claims it's another example of Mel's poor parenting.

Jimmy's already told us Mel B has gone to great lengths to keep him from seeing his daughter, but he's placing blame on many others for not helping Phoenix ... and dismissing claims he's just an "angry ex."

Adrien Broner Arrested In Bullet-Ridden SUV After Suspected Shootout

4/20/2017 6:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

More trouble for boxing star Adrien Broner ... who was arrested in Kentucky early Thursday morning after Covington PD officers pulled over his white SUV, which had several bullet holes in it.

Broner was driving a white Chevy Suburban and trying to cross into Kentucky when officials noticed a warrant for his arrest stemming from a failure to appear in court for a previous arrest in 2014 for disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication.

While taking Broner into custody, officers noticed several bullet holes in the SUV -- and Broner claimed he had been shot at by an unknown suspect after leaving a bar in Cincinnati earlier in the evening.

Broner says he was not hurt in the shooting and doesn't know why he was attacked. Cops say they did find evidence of a shooting at the alleged crime scene including several shell casings. 

Officials tell TMZ Sports the vehicle is being turned over to the Cincinnati PD for further investigation.

Broner has been released from custody and is due back in court later this month.

Tampa Bay WR Josh Huff Cuts Deal In Gun Case ... Avoids Jail

4/18/2017 3:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Josh Huff -- he just struck a deal with prosecutors in his gun case and will stay out of jail .... if he keeps his nose clean.

As we previously reported, the 25-year-old ex-Oregon star was pulled over in NJ back in Nov. for speeding -- but during the stop, cops say they found an unloaded gun, hollow point bullets and weed. 

He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and was facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

But TMZ Sports has learned Huff accepted a conditional plea -- in which he essentially gets 6 months probation and, if he stays out of trouble, the charge will be wiped from his record.

If he screws up, Huff agrees to plead guilty and could face the maximum punishment.

Huff still has 2 charges pending -- DUI and tinted windows -- but his lawyer, Andrew Smith, tells us he's hopeful those will be dismissed.

Facebook Killer Commits Suicide During Police Chase

4/18/2017 8:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

Steve Stephens, the Facebook killer, killed himself about 90 minutes outside Cleveland during a high speed chase with cops in Pennsylvania.

Police in Erie, PA say Stephens' body was found inside his white Ford Fusion around 11:10 AM ET on Tuesday. The police were in pursuit of Stephens at the time after they responded to a tip that Stephens' car had been spotted in a nearby McDonald's parking lot.

Cops say Stephens' car came to a stop in the middle of the road near a former elementary school, and then he took his own life. He died on scene.

Erie is the town where police said they'd last gotten a ping from Stephens' mobile phone.

A nationwide manhunt had been underway since Sunday, when Stephens shot and killed Robert Godwin Sr. ... and then uploaded video of the murder to Facebook.

Facebook Killer 911 Calls 'He's Not Conscious, He's Dead!'

4/18/2017 7:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

Steve Stephens' victim was shot in a residential area, and several neighbors frantically called 911 to report the savage murder.

The 911 calls were just released and a man yelled, "He's not conscious. He's dead!" They also told the operator the victim was an older man. You can hear a crowd gathering around the crime scene as the operator tried to instruct the caller on how to stop the bleeding.

It's clear she didn't realize the shots were fatal.

74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was murdered by the so-called Facebook killer Sunday in Cleveland. A nationwide manhunt has been going on ever since.

Facebook Murderer Manhunt Expands to PA and Beyond Cellphone Reportedly Pings

4/17/2017 9:14 AM PDT
Breaking News

Steve Stephens, the alleged Facebook killer, is on the move and his cell phone might have given up his location to cops. 

Stephens' phone pinged near Erie, PA ... according to a report, which would put him about 100 miles east of Cleveland. He's been charged with aggravated murder after killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sunday in Cleveland, and uploading video of the fatal shooting.

The manhunt's now expanded to 5 states -- Cleveland authorities say Stephens could still be in Ohio ... or on the run in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or Michigan.

In a separate Facebook video that has since been taken down, Stephens claimed to have killed more than 10 people, but authorities have no knowledge of any other victims. He reportedly told his mother he was killing because he's mad at his girlfriend.

Will Smith's Killer Sues NFL Star's Widow ... You Ruined My Life

4/13/2017 10:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

The man convicted of shooting and killing ex-NFL star Will Smith is now suing Smith's widow in civil court -- claiming it was Will who triggered the violence that fateful night and ruined his life. 

Cardell Hayes is suing Racquel Smith, the estate of Will Smith and others over the events from April 9, 2016 ... when Hayes shot Smith in New Orleans following a road rage incident.

In the suit, Hayes says Smith was very drunk when he began dangerously taunting him on the road that night ... culminating in Hayes slamming his car into Smith's vehicle.

Hayes says Smith threw a drink in his face and punched him while one of Smith's associates tried to club him with a weapon.

Hayes says Smith went back to his car, grabbed a gun and shot at him multiple times. 

Cops say they found a loaded gun in Smith's car that night -- but prosecutors had said there's no evidence he ever fired it during the altercation. 

Hayes was eventually convicted of manslaughter and could face up to 40 years in prison. Sentencing is set for later this month.

Meantime, Hayes is suing the Smiths in civil court for the assault, severe emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and more.

Yeah, Hayes killed Smith ... but that doesn't mean Smith [really Smith's estate] can't also be found liable for his actions that night.

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Brings Gun to Airport ... Not Arrested

4/12/2017 2:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson was stopped by TSA agents at an airport in Alabama after they found a handgun and bullets in his carry-on bag ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Maybe he was flying United???

Here's what we know ... the 2015 2nd round draft pick was going through security at Mobile Regional Airport around noon Wednesday when they found a Glock .45 caliber pistol along with 23 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. 

There's a discrepancy over whether the gun can be considered "loaded" or "unloaded" since there was technically not a round in the chamber. 

TSA alerted police and officers took the bag and escorted Golson out of the area. 

Golson was NOT arrested. Instead, cops offered to hold the gun for him until he returned from his travels ... at which time he could pick it up.

How's that for southern hospitality?

Clay Adler MTV Reality Star Commits Suicide (UPDATE)

4/11/2017 9:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

MTV issued a statement about Clay, saying, "We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time."Reality TV star Clay Adler is dead after intentionally shooting himself during a trip to the desert with friends ... TMZ has learned.

Clay appeared on 2 seasons of the MTV reality show, "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County." Law enforcement sources tell us Clay and his pals went shooting in the desert on March 25. In the middle of firing, we're told he turned the gun and shot himself in the head.

He died in the hospital on March 26 of the gunshot wound. 

Our sources say there were no drugs or alcohol in his system, but Clay had struggled with mental illness in the past. 

Clay also did some acting, and became pals with Jennifer Lawrence when they were both starting out in Hollywood.

He was an avid surfer, and friends and family honored him with a paddle out in Newport Beach last weekend. Clay was 27.

RIP.

Soulja Boy Cuts Deal in Assault Weapons Case ... Can't Touch A Toy Gun

4/9/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Soulja Boy caught a break in his felony gun case ... he won't do any more jail time but he has to stay clear of firearms, toy guns included.

Soulja was facing felony possession of an assault weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm ... this after cops found firearms at his home in December. He pled not guilty but just pled no contest.

Under the deal, he got 5 years probation and he'll do 240 days of community labor. He's not allowed to threaten anyone or possess any deadly weapons, not even replica or toy gun.

He will be allowed to travel outside the country for work, as long as he clears it in advance with his probation officer.  

That means he'll still be able to have those stacks on deck.

Bobby Shmurda Sentenced Up to 4 Years for Prison Shank

4/7/2017 10:20 AM PDT
Breaking News

Bobby Shmurda has just been sentenced to 4 years in prison for having a shank, but the good news for him ... it doesn't mean extra time behind bars.

The rapper -- who is already serving 7 years for his murder conspiracy conviction -- appeared in court with attorney Paul London Friday and pled guilty to the crime of attempted promoting prison contraband.

The new sentence runs concurrently ... meaning it won't be tacked on to his 7 year sentence.

As we reported ... sources close to Bobby say friends, family and lawyers all pushed him to take the deal. Bobby's been in jail since December 2014, so he's already taken a chunk out of his sentence.

Stephen Belafonte Prosecutors Reviewing Firearms Case For Possible Prosecution

4/5/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Federal prosecutors are looking at evidence that was seized at Stephen Belafonte's home to determine if he should be prosecuted on federal weapons charges ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... ATF agents raided the Hollywood Hills home Friday night to determine if Belafonte was in possession of a gun or ammunition. He's not allowed to have either after being convicted of domestic violence back in 2003.

Law enforcement sources tell us, ATF agents did not find a gun, but they did find an empty shell casing and a bullet that was out of the casing. Neither item in itself is a projectile, so it does not constitute "ammunition."

That said, we're told the U.S. Attorney in L.A., who obtained the search warrant which led to Friday's raid, is reviewing the case for possible prosecution. We're told the items have some circumstantial value but there's other evidence as well. Both Mel B and Stephen's brother would testify they have seen Stephen in possession of the gun on multiple occasions.

Our sources say other evidence was also seized Friday night, but they wouldn't give specifics. 

We're told ATF continues to investigate.

If Belafonte is charged and convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, he could face up to 10 years in prison.