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Jose Canseco

I'm Selling The Gun

... That Shot Off My Finger!

11/17/2014 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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FOR SALE: Used .45 caliber Remington pistol.

It's clean. It's got gold-plated grips. And it took out Jose Canseco's middle finger.

The former MLB superstar has announced he's selling the handgun that blew off the middle digit on his left hand.

Jose had previously explained that the gun accidentally fired while he was cleaning it earlier this month ... and says the whole thing freaked him out because the bullet almost struck his girlfriend.

Now, Jose says he wants the weapon out of his life for good ... well, as long as the price is right.

Canseco has said he wants to sell the gun on eBay -- but the company doesn't allow people to sell firearms on the website ... so he's gonna have to find another way to unload it.

So far, no word on the asking price.

Oh, and Jose also says he's considering selling the finger he shot off ... claiming it's currently being stored in his freezer.

Canseco says it could be used for "stirring straw for drinks."

Can you say stocking stuffer?!

Tyga

Handcuffed by Cops in South Central

11/10/2014 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyga was cuffed by a swarm of cops in South Central L.A. during a music video shoot.

The rapper was shooting a video in a Rolls-Royce.  He was driving and there were other guys in the car.

The LAPD pulled him over and you see in the video Tyga up against a fence, surrounded by numerous officers and 6 cop cars.

One eyewitness says the traffic stop was for reckless driving ...  we've confirmed this with LAPD. 

It's unclear why Tyga was put in cuffs, but we're told he was eventually released but his bodyguard was arrested ... we're told for possession of a gun that was not registered in California.

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Will Ferrell

Take My Elf-ing Pic

Off Your GUN Ad!

11/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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'Twas the month of November ... long before Christmas begun -- yet a company launched an ad of Will Ferrell ... pushing a deal on a gun.

Poor Will never gave permission for this flyer to be seen ... but there was his beloved "Elf" character ... with an AR-15.

The company which produced "Elf" was especially pissed -- so their lawyers sent a gift ... a cease and desist.

We're told the ad was scrapped ... taken down right away ... out of fear of the cash they soon might have to pay.

So what did we learn from this holiday lesson?

Best check with a celeb ... before you show them toting weapons.

Jose Canseco

Cops Investigate Shooting

... No Foul Play

10/29/2014 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Police have investigated the Jose Canseco shooting -- and have determined there was nothing nefarious going down when the ex-MLB star discharged his gun yesterday and blew off his finger.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Canseco had claimed he accidentally fired his handgun inside his Las Vegas home while attempting to clean the weapon.

The bullet ripped through his middle finger ... and he was rushed to the hospital where doctors tried to save the digit.

Now, we've learned the Las Vegas Metro Police Department went to Canseco's home to see if there was any foul play involved with the shooting ... and ultimately determined there was no crime -- it was all just an unfortunate accident.

As for the status of Jose's hand -- he just posted a pic of it in a cast saying, "Got no sleep. Hope I can keep my finger, but grateful it wasn't something worse..."

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NHL

Ottawa Game Canceled

Following Deadly Shooting

10/22/2014 11:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1022-canada-shooting-nhl-getty-02The NHL has postponed tonight's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators because of the tragic shootings in Ottawa this morning.

No make-up date has been set for the game yet ... with the league saying it will announce the new schedule at a later time.

The chaos started this morning when a man allegedly armed with a rifle shot and killed a soldier at the National War Memorial downtown.

TMZ Sports obtained a release from the NHL, saying ... "The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy to all affected by the tragic events that took place this morning in downtown Ottawa."

We're also told the Maple Leaf players are currently on lockdown at a hotel on Parliament HIll.

Story Developing ...

Maria Menounos

Car Window Explodes ...

'We're Being Shot!'

10/17/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Maria Menounos Car WindowMaria Menounos thought a sniper was opening fire when her car window suddenly exploded Thursday morning in NYC -- but what really happened was still pretty scary.

One of our camera guys got Maria shortly after the accident ... and she told us shards of glass went flying everywhere because someone threw a friggin' TIRE IRON through the rear window.

The TV host was okay, but she explained how other passengers narrowly escaped serious injury. 

Cops were on the scene ... but it's unclear if some tool threw the tool -- or if it was just road debris.

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Waka Flocka Flame

Loaded Gun that Triggered Arrest

Thanks for the Pic, TSA!

10/11/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1011-TSA-Waka-Flocka-Gun-INSTAGRAM-01Take a look at the gun Waka Flocka Flame sent through an airport scanner with 29 rounds PLUS one in the chamber -- posted by TSA's Instagram ... yes, TSA has an Instagram.

Shortly after Waka's arrest Friday the agency posted a pic of the gun/ammo ... adding the whole thing would have been A-OK had the owner just checked it as baggage. 

The post doesn't name Waka ... but as far as we know, no other firearm arrests were made that day.

As we previously reported ... Waka's lawyer says his client accidentally grabbed his fiancee's bag at home with the gun tucked inside -- all just a big mistake.

As they say ... tell it to the judge.

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Waka Flocka Flame

Arrested for Packing Heat at Airport

10/10/2014 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:39 P.M. PDT -- Waka's rep, Debra Antney, tells TMZ ... it was all a big mistake ... he accidentally grabbed his fiance's bag -- which contained the gun. She explains ... they're in the process of moving and all their stuff got mixed up in the move ... which is how the gun ended up in the bag.
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Joking about Ebola is the newest way to get yourself in trouble at the airport, but bringing a gun through security is the classic way ... as Waka Flocka Flame learned on Friday morning.

Flame was busted at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when a security scan turned up a loaded handgun in his bag.

Waka didn't have a permit, so he was arrested and charged with Carrying a Weapon in a Prohibited Place. He was taken to Clayton County jail.

Story developing ...

Trigz

Famous Tattoo Artist

Murdered

10/10/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1009-arrow-chris-brown-instagramTrigz -- a famous tattoo artist who has worked with the likes of Chris Brown -- was shot and killed in broad daylight Thursday.

According to police, Trigz got into a verbal altercation with a man outside Black Derby Smoke Shop in North Hollywood. Police say the man (described as a Hispanic male) then shot Trigz and took off ... leaving Trigz to die on the scene.

According to his Model Mayhem profile, Trigz worked on music videos for the likes of Mobb Deep, Travis Barker, Wiz Khalifa and Tyga.

He leaves behind five children.

Soulja Boy

Charged in Porsche Gun Caper

10/4/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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has been belatedly charged with packing heat in a car ... and the charge is a LONG time in coming.

Soulja was pulled over last January after cops stopped the car in which he was riding and discovered a loaded gun under the passenger seat. He was arrested on the spot, but the investigation took months.

The rapper claimed his neighbor was the culprit ... he had borrowed the car and stashed the Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver under the bucket seat of the Panamera. 

So now he faces misdemeanor charges of unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.  

And of course L.A. prosecutors threw in a weed charge ... it's Soulja for cryin' out loud.

Jonathan Cheban

Knife-Wielding Attacker

Shot by Cops in New Incident

10/3/2014 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1003_punch_launchThe man who attacked Jonathan Cheban with a knife 4 months ago was shot and killed by NYPD officers Friday after a tense standoff.

Police say Denis Volchkin had ransacked his mother's home in Brooklyn and when officers arrived he was sitting on a couch with 3 knives next to him. Cops tried to talk him into surrendering, but he eventually lunged at them with one of the knives ... and they opened fire.

Volchkin was hit once in the body, and died later at a hospital.

Law enforcement sources, and Cheban himself, tell TMZ ... Volchkin is the same man who lunged at Jonathan when he was in a Brooklyn sushi joint back in May.

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TMZ broke the story ... the "Keeping up with the Kardashians" regular was leaving the restaurant after Volchkin -- who had a knife on him -- tailed JC around the spot. When Volchkin made his move, Cheban's bodyguard punched him in the face and subdued him.

Witnesses say Volchkin appeared to have been on drugs during Friday's incident.

Too Short

Barefoot And Loaded

... At Burbank Airport

10/3/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Too Short just got away with a crime that lands most people in jail ... taking a loaded gun to an airport ... then fleeing in his socks.

The rapper was at Burbank Airport Thursday when he put his bag on the conveyor belt, and as it rolled he realized there was a loaded gun inside.  We're told his reaction was immediately -- GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.

Problem is ... Short's wallet and shoes were also on the conveyor, so he left in his socks and without cash.

We're told Too Short got in his car, drove off and called his lawyer and asked what to do. We're told the lawyer told him to go on his merry way and that he'd clean up the mess.

So according to our sources ... Short's lawyer, Keith Davidson, went to Burbank Airport and convinced authorities to merely ticket his client for misdemeanor firearms possession and not arrest him.

Meanwhile ... we're told Too Short went to nearby Van Nuys Airport and took a private jet to SFO.

Handguns ... leave home without them.

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Rich Homie Quan

Father Gunned Down

Hospitalized in Atlanta

9/29/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-rich-homie-quan-and-dad-BET-03Rich Homie Quan's father got shot multiple times this morning, and the rapper is by his side in an Atlanta hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Quan's dad, Corey Lamar, was in the barber shop he owns this morning when a man ... or men ... came in and attempted to rob the place -- and during the hold up they opened fire ... according to Quan's rep.

We're told Lamar -- who is Quan's manager -- was hit 4 times. He was rushed to a hospital and taken into surgery. We're told he is in critical condition, but expected to survive.

RHQ was at the hospital when his father got out of surgery. Police are investigating the shooting. So far, they know the suspect fled the barber shop in a black Honda.

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