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Chris Johnson

1st Pic After Being Shot

... With Warning to Gunman

3/13/2015 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0313-chris-johnson-instagramSporting a sling on his injured arm, NFL running back Chris Johnson posed for a photo for the first time since he was shot in the shoulder during a drive by shooting in Florida this weekend. 

Johnson appears in the photo with two other men -- one of whom is sporting bandages on an injured arm ... and the other who is flipping off the camera. 

The man with the double-bird is rapper Kenny Turner -- a friend of Johnson's who posted the pic and included a message that appears to be directed at the shooter. 

"I HEARD YOU P*SSIES LOOKIN 4 me!!!!! WE GOT something in common....f*ck YA!!!! #juice."

As we previously reported, one of Johnson's friends was killed in the shooting -- and Johnson is not cooperating with police in the investigation. 

Judging by Turner's message -- seems cops aren't the only ones on the hunt ... 

update_graphic_red_bar11:38 AM PT -- Johnson just issued a statement on Instagram insisting the message is NOT a threat directed at the gunman. 

He added, "I don't live that life."

Lil Wayne Swatting Incident

Caller Told Police ...

'I Just Shot 4 People'

3/12/2015 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We just got a recording of the call made to Miami Beach cops Wednesday, where a guy claims he just shot 4 people at Lil Wayne's house ... and sounds like he's making it all up as he goes along.

Cops descended on Wayne's mansion, despite the fact the guy promised a firefight with officers. He claimed he would "kill anyone and everything."   

Police clearly did the right thing responding, but listen carefully as the dispatcher asks a slew of questions ... it really does sound like swatting from the get-go.

 BTW ... cops are on the hunt for the swatter.

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NFL's Chris Johnson

Gun Charge Dropped

... From Jan. Arrest

3/12/2015 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Finally some good news for NFL star Chris Johnson -- officials in Florida have dropped the misdemeanor gun charge against him stemming from a January arrest. 

Johnson was arrested on January 9th after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign and cops found 2 guns in his car. According to reports, the guns weren't properly stowed, so he was arrested for "open carrying" of firearms. Johnson maintained his innocence and later pled not guilty to the charge. 

Now, court officials in Orange County, FL tell TMZ Sports ... the State Attorney has officially dropped the case against the running back. 

Johnson posted a comment on the situation via social media Wednesday night ... writing, "Gun charges was dropped yesterday due to no evidence of me doing anything wrong."

He continued, "Also me have concealed weapons license the arrest should have never happen #GOD100."

Johnson is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder he received in a drive-by shooting in Orlando this weekend, in which CJ's close friend was killed. So far, no arrests have been made in that case. 

Ex-WWE Star Victoria

Husband Body Slams

Gun-Toting Intruder

3/11/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE Victoria Husband Intruder Fight

Scary moment for ex-WWE superstar Victoria ... when her husband confronted a gun-toting intruder at her Chicago restaurant ... AND BODY SLAMMED THE GUY. 

We spoke with Victoria -- real name Lisa Marie Varon -- who tells us a suspicious man entered "The Squared Circle" restaurant this weekend and started making trouble inside the women's bathroom. 

That's when Victoria's husband, Lee (who manages the joint) approached the man to find out what the hell he was up to. 

According to Victoria, the man tried to push his way into the kitchen ... so Lee sprung into action and attempted to physically restrain him. 

Lee says he saw the man reaching for his waistband and believed he had a gun -- so he slammed the guy down to the ground. 

Turns out, Lee's instincts were right ... the guy did have a gun -- which was quickly recovered by one of the cooks. 

Cops were called to the scene and arrested 18-year-old Arnez Harper on a count of felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. 

"He (my husband) used to be a bouncer when he was a young lad," Victoria says of her hubby ... "I think that guy crossed the wrong person."

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Chris Johnson

Shooters Gunned For Jeep

Not Necessarily CJ2K

3/9/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0308-chris-johnson-GETTY-03Police in Orlando are operating under the assumption that shooters targeted the Jeep NFL star Chris Johnson was in Sunday morning ... which led to his injuries and the death of another man.

While cops believe the Jeep was the intended target, they are unsure if the shooters were specifically going after Chris or anyone else in the vehicle.

According to the report, Chris was "uncooperative and would only state that he saw 'a car roll by, and they shot.'"

Police say Chris was riding in the front passenger seat when an unknown driver pulled up at a stoplight and opened fire - shooting him in the shoulder. The driver was declared dead on the scene with a gunshot wound to the head. Reggie Johnson, the other passenger - was shot twice in his right leg.

Neighbors near the crime scene tell TMZ Sports they heard at least 4 shots Sunday morning from what sounded like a large handgun - before hearing police arrive a few minutes later.

Chris Johnson

NFL Star Shot in Drive-By

... One Person Dead

3/8/2015 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar1:25 PM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained footage taken moments after the shooting ... showing bullet holes in Johnson's ride.

12:02 PM PT -- A source very close with Johnson tell us ... "When the driver got shot, Chris was leaning back in his seat texting like he always does. If he wasn't leaning back that shot would have killed him."

"It wasn't his time."

update-grey-gray-barNFL running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder during a drive-by in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning  ... and one of the people in his car was killed.

Orange County Sheriff officials say the shooting took place around 4:09 AM -- when a mystery shooter opened fire on a Jeep that Chris was in ... along with two other people.

The victims told police they were stopped at a red light when another car pulled up next to them and began shooting.

29-year-old Chris was hit in the shoulder ... and another person in the car was also hit and died from his wounds. We're told Chris was taken to a nearby hospital -- and cops say he's in stable condition.

Sources close to Johnson tell us the former NY Jets and Tennessee Titans player was returning from a concert and was heading to a recording studio when he was shot.

Johnson posted a picture of himself and a friend together before the show.

Chris had been in L.A. training at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable gym but went home for the weekend to hang with friends and family.

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Migos

Six People Stabbed at Concert

3/7/2015 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A concert for the rap group Migos turned violent Friday in New York ... with concertgoers throwing trash cans while fighting -- and SIX stabbings were reported.

Albany PD officials tell us the multiple stabbings -- and one robbery -- all went down at the Washington Avenue Armory during, and after, the concert.

We're told cops arrived on scene for a stabbing call around 12:50 AM ... and found two victims -- both were hospitalized. Minutes later ... victims 3 and 4 came into the ER.

Less than hour later, cops went to a home over a report of a stabbing ... and found victims 5 and 6. Plus, a girl claims she was beat up and robbed in the bathroom.

All the victims had non-life threatening injuries. Cops don't have a suspect ... but they're investigating. 

'Workaholics' Adam DeVine

Deadwood Pistol Goes Missing

After House Break-In

3/5/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam DeVine Home Break InAdam DeVine lost more than a vehicle during a break-in at his home last weekend ... there's also an antique gun missing ... according to our DeVine family sources. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, DeVine's L.A. home was broken into over the weekend and the crooks made off with his brand new truck. We're told there was no surveillance video and right now police have no leads. 

DeVine family sources say they are most upset about cops finding an empty gun case ... meaning one or more of DeVine's weapons was also jacked. We're told DeVine has an antique pistol in his collection that his parents bought for him in Deadwood, SD and he's pretty sentimental about it.

The "Workaholics" and "Modern Family" star is clearly pissed ... tweeting, "Luckily it's just stuff and no one was hurt but it just sucks that I work so hard to buy cool stuff and you just steal it because you have no ambition and are too stupid to earn enough money to buy nice things."

'Point Break' Actor

Arrested For Gunplay

3/2/2015 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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John Philbin Arrested"Point Break" actor John Philbin was arrested Saturday after a domestic incident with his girlfriend that allegedly ended with him going for a gun.

Law enforcement sources tell us officers were dispatched to Philbin's L.A. home after they got a call that he and his GF were having a loud, heated argument.

When officers arrived ... they were told Philbin had been waving around a gun, and stepped outside his home with the firearm. We're told a neighbor eventually convinced him to hand over the weapon, and then he took a walk. 

When Philbin returned home cops arrested and booked him for brandishing a gun.

He's still in custody.

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T.I. & Jeezy

Gunshots and Chaos at NC Party

2/28/2015 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022815_ti_shooting_launch_v3Gunshots rang out during a college event headlined by T.I. and Jeezy -- and the crowd scattered in chaos.

The rappers were playing at a day party in Charlotte when someone in the crowd fired what sounded like 2 shots. Police tell us two people suffered non-life threatening injuries ... and both were hospitalized.

Cops say no one's been arrested. They do not have a suspect yet.

Although a T.I. song was playing when the shots were fired ... we're told it was just a track -- T.I. had already performed and was not on stage. Jeezy and Yo Gotti -- who had also performed -- were in the V.I.P. section at the time of the shooting.

We've spoken to T.I.'s manager ... and he says T.I. was ushered safely out of the building. We're told he wasn't involved in the shooting. Jeezy and Gotti were also uninjured.

The show was an event to celebrate the C.I.A.A. basketball tournament.

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Benzino

Claims There Were No Drugs in His Car

... Only the Police Car

2/12/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021215_benzino_launchBenzino's arrest for drug possession had nothing to do with pot being found in his flashy Maserati -- instead, he says the drugs were in the police car in which he got hauled off to jail.

TMZ obtained the police report from his Atlanta arrest, and it says after Benzino was placed in the back of the patrol car ... the police found a small amount of pot on the seat. Cops say the pot wasn't there before.

The officer says he then checked Benzino's waistband and found a small amount of marijuana residue there, and on the fingertips of his right hand.

Benzino and his attorneys released a video (which kinda looks like a hostage situation) ... claiming the weed was in the cop car before he got there -- even though the police report clearly makes it seem like Benzino dumped it from his waistband. 

Fun fact: The arresting officer uses a "Gain" laundry detergent air freshener ... which he says wasn't strong enough to mask the pot smell in the back seat.

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Supperclub

Not Connected to Deadly Shooting

2/8/2015 5:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208-hollywood-grammy-club-shooting-tmz-01The shooting in Hollywood that left one person dead Saturday night had no connection to Supperclub  ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told detectives have determined the victim and the shooter who were fighting before shots rang out just happened to be on the same street as Supperclub.  

The club's management also says they checked the surveillance video and neither the shooter nor the victim were ever inside the club Saturday night.

As we previously reported ... the man was shot in the head and died at the hospital. Police have a suspect in custody.  Cops think it's gang related.

Grammy Parties

Shooting Near Club

One Dead

2/8/2015 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208-hollywood-grammy-club-shooting-tmz-01Someone was shot to death near a pre-Grammy party Saturday night.

It happened next door to Supperclub in Hollywood, and the joint was filled with rappers, including DJ Paul and based on social media it looks like Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa were also there.

Two guys got into an argument near the club, shots rang out and one person lay mortally wounded in the street.  The man was shot in the head and died at the hospital.

Cops tell us it looks like both men involved in the fight were affiliated with gangs.  At this point, there's no evidence that the suspect or victim were patrons of Supperclub.

As for Saturday's incident ... cops have a suspect in custody.

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