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Univ. of Colorado Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Man ... In Sports Complex

10/5/2016 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A machete-wielding man was shot and killed by police after entering the Champions Center sports facility at the University of Colorado at Boulder campus ... officials confirm.  

The situation began around 9:15 AM -- witnesses say two men were involved in an altercation in the parking lot ... with one of the men pulling out a machete. 

At one point, the suspect went inside the sports center. 

Cops say they confronted the suspect and ordered him to put down his weapon -- but he did not comply ... so police opened fire, killing the man. 

People inside the complex -- which houses the football locker room, a weight room and more -- reportedly locked themselves inside various rooms and offices for safety. 

No one besides the suspect was harmed during the incident. 

NFL's Nigel Bradham Arrested Loaded Gun In Airport

10/3/2016 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003_nigel-bradham_mug_sports_wmPhiladelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham spent part of his bye week in jail -- after he was arrested for trying to bring a LOADED GUN through a Miami airport ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the 27-year-old had put his backpack through the X-ray machine at Miami International when TSA workers noticed a loaded firearm. 

Bradham told workers he forgot the gun was in the bag -- and showed officials his concealed weapons permit. 

Officials say "it was clear that there was no criminal intent on his part" -- but say they could not just cite and release Bradham since he's still out on bond stemming from a July assault case.  

Bradham was taken into custody and booked for a 2nd degree misdemeanor concealed weapons charge. He was released from custody later that day on a $500 bond. 

As for the assault case -- Bradham was arrested back in July for allegedly punching an employee at a Miami hotel. He's due back in court for that case on Wednesday. 

T.I. Stepdaughter Avoids Jail Time For Airport Gun Charge

9/26/2016 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617_Zonnique-Pullins_mug_clayton_countyT.I.'s stepdaughter got herself a get out of jail free card in her gun possession case, as long as she does right by a judge. 

Sources tell TMZ ... Zonnique Pullins avoided jail time after being charged for carrying a concealed weapon to Atlanta's airport in June ... because she's never had any legal trouble before this.

We're told she'll have to take a gun law training class, pay a $500 fine and complete 60 hours of community service. She also has to submit to random drug tests.

Zonnique has 90 days to get it all done, and the gun charge will be dropped. 

Charlotte Shooting Wife Begged Police ... Don't Shoot Him, He Has NO Gun!

9/23/2016 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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092316_charlotte_shooting_v3Video has surfaced of the Charlotte PD shooting of Keith Lamont Scott ... whose wife is heard on the footage yelling, "Don't shoot him" in the seconds before officers opened fire. 

Scott's wife, Rakeyia, recorded the video on her phone -- NBC News obtained it -- and the moment four shots are fired is not on camera. His wife repeatedly pleaded with police not to shoot Scott, and you can hear officers yelling, "Put down the gun!"


Rakeyia told police her husband did NOT have a gun, and also told Scott he should get out of the car. She told police he had a "TBI." It's been reported Scott was disabled with a brain injury from a motorcycle accident years ago.

Cops have said Scott had a weapon. Charlotte PD points to a social media photo purporting to show a handgun near Scott's feet. Police say they have dash cam video, but won't release it until their investigation is complete.

No gun is apparent in the video, and Scott's family insists he was unarmed. 


Mia Farrow's Son Suicide by Gunshot Wound

9/22/2016 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-mia-farrow-getty-01Mia Farrow's son, Thaddeus, shot and killed himself ... TMZ has learned.

A Connecticut medical examiner tells us Thaddeus Farrow died of a gunshot wound to the torso ... with the death ruled as a suicide. 

We broke the story ... Thaddeus was pronounced dead Wednesday after a life-threatening injury he suffered in his car. He died at Danbury Hospital in Fairfield County. He was 27.

Mia adopted Thaddeus in 1994 from Calcutta, India. He was one of 10 children she's adopted, and was also paraplegic due to polio. 

Thaddeus was adopted after Mia's split from Woody Allen.


Chris Brown Sayonara, Japan! Gun Case Holds Up Tour

9/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921-chris-brown-tmz-getty-03Chris Brown fans in Japan are getting screwed by LAPD's investigation into his gun case ... which is preventing the singer from boarding a jet plane to perform there.

CB has shows scheduled in Tokyo next week and sources close to Chris tell us he applied for permission to enter the country on a working visa. However, we're told Japanese officials flagged Chris and denied him entry due to the investigation into claims he pulled a gun on a woman.

A Japanese consulate official tells TMZ the country has a very low tolerance for admitting visitors with criminal backgrounds and open cases. Brown faced this same kind of scrutiny in Australia over his probation due to the Rihanna case.

A source close to Chris tells us there's a chance he'll reapply for Japan before the tour dates. His legal team thinks the case is dragging because cops have no case, and Chris' pockets shouldn't suffer in the interim.   

D.L. Hughley Kaepernick Haters Less Than Human If Quiet On Crutcher Killing

9/20/2016 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

D.L. Hughley is demanding the Tulsa cop who shot and killed Terence Crutcher suffer serious consequences -- and he wants opponents of Colin Kaepernick to speak up about it too. 

D.L. came on "TMZ Live" to call out celebs whose priorities are out of whack ... in his eyes. He had some harsh words for people who don't see injustice in what happened to Crutcher.

Check out the clip -- Hughley's sticking to his guns, insisting certain famous faces are way too silent right now, and need to check themselves.

Tulsa Shooting Video of Cops Killing Unarmed Man

9/20/2016 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Video has surfaced showing an unarmed man getting shot and killed as he appeared to be surrendering to police. 

40-year-old Terence Crutcher is seen outside his SUV, parked in the middle of a road Friday night in Tulsa, when cops converged on the scene.  

A cop in a police helicopter says out of the blue, Crutcher looks "like a bad dude." It appears Crutcher was doing nothing to warrant that description.

Crutcher has his hands raised and then lowers them as he walks toward the vehicle. Police then taser him and shortly thereafter an officer fires shots. You see Crutcher drop to the ground.

The officer who fired the shots told the dispatcher she was not getting cooperation from him.

The Crutcher family lawyer says the man was in the middle of the road because he was having problems with the SUV. 

NY/NJ Explosions Suspect Captured in Shootout

9/19/2016 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0918-chelsea-bombing-suspect-caught-on-ground-TWITTEr-02Ahmad Rahami -- the suspect wanted in the investigation of the series of explosions in NY and NJ -- was captured in a shootout with cops Monday morning.

Rahami was pinned down during a gun battle with cops in Linden, NJ ... which is across the Hudson River and a little south of Manhattan. Rahami was injured in the shootout, as was an officer ... but his bulletproof vest saved his life.

Rahami survived the shooting and is now in custody.

Hours earlier, police had released his photo and named him a person of interest in the Chelsea explosion, and the explosive devices found in NJ.

Story developing ...


Robby Gordon's Dad Butcher Knife Found Near Wife's Body

9/16/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-baja-bob-sharonCops investigating the possible murder-suicide of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon's father say they've recovered a butcher knife near the body of Sharon Gordon ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement tells us ... the knife was collected as evidence from the scene. Cops say the significance of its discovery is unclear at this moment.

The Gordon family's attorney, Steve Nichols, tells TMZ ... the family believes the knife played an important part in what led to Bob taking his own life.

Sources tell us the knife is a strong sign there may have been mutual combat between Robert "Baja Bob" and Sharon before their deaths.

Police have said Gordon strangled Sharon and then killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Nichols tells us there's never been a history of violence in the Gordons' long marriage. 

The Game Entourage Targeted in Miami Beach Shooting

9/16/2016 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-game-g-wagon-shooting-scene-tmz-04The Game's crew was the target of a shooting outside a famous Miami Beach hotel ... according to cops.

Police tell us around 7:30 AM a Mustang convertible drove past the valet outside the Fontainebleau Hotel and fired multiple shots into a white Mercedes-Benz G Wagon ... which cops are saying is associated with Game. The SUV was empty.

The Game was hosting and performing with DJ Stevie J the song "Heard Ah That" produced by LooseCannon S.L.I.M. and XpMuzik Thursday night at STORY Nightclub presented by Headliner MG ... a few miles down the street from the hotel. Cops say no other vehicles were hit and there were no injuries. 

The rapper's manager, Wack 100, tells TMZ the vehicle that actually belongs to their crew is the black Chevy SUV next to the G Wagon and inside the police tape. He says their vehicle was not hit. Game also had a white Range Rover parked about 15 feet away from where the shots were fired.  

During his gig at STORY ... Game took some verbal shots at Meek Mill, calling him a snitch. It's unclear if that's in any way related to the shooting.


O.T. Genasis Cuts Plea Deal For LAX Gun Bust

9/16/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-ot-genasis-tmz-02O.T. Genasis might want to fly under the radar for the next several years -- he just struck a pretty cush deal in his airport gun case.

TMZ has learned ... the rapper pled no contest to carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, which is a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with a felony, so it could have been much worse.

O.T. was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 2 days in jail -- but got credit for time served. He also got 3 years probation, and can't own or possess guns during that time.

Bottom line ... he's free to travel, and even pack his bags for the airport as long as he ain't packing heat.

Robby Gordon's Dad Strangled Wife, Shot Himself ... Cops Say

9/15/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-baja-bob-sharonThe father of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon strangled his wife, Sharon, and then shot himself in a murder-suicide at their Orange County, CA home ... officials say.

The bodies of 68-year-old Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon and 57-year-old Sharon Gordon were discovered Wednesday afternoon.

The Orange County Coroner’s Office describes the death of Robert as being consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the death of Sharon was a result of strangulation.  

Cops say a rifle was recovered inside the house.

We're told cops are conducting ballistics tests on the weapon to see if it was, in fact, the gun used in the murder-suicide. 

Story developing ... 

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