CBS2/KCAL9 was told the video was posted on Instagram, and it has since been taken down.
LAPD officials were looking into a possible threat posted on Instagram showing an armed man behind a police patrol auto.
The video, posted to photo-sharing site Instagram, appears to be shot from inside a vehicle parked directly behind a patrol auto, according to a statement from the LAPD. It then moves back to the police vehicle, where it shows a uniformed officer get out and walk away.
Well, that video put officers on high alert, and the LAPD’s robber-homicide detectives investigated the authenticity of the video. In describing the video, The Times reported, “The person briefly angles the gun for the camera before hiding it under a few sort of sweatshirt or blanket”.
“The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990s rap group no longer in fashion”.
One of the three men had a previous weapons conviction, the police statement said. A warrant has been issued for the suspect and police ask that he turn himself in.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck today announced the arrest of a “secondary suspect” and the expected imminent surrender of a “primary” suspect in the posting of a video on social media that was initially viewed as a threat to police. There weren’t any more details about their arrests though.
The video was apparently part of an attempted comeback stunt by a defunct rap group. They’ve recently been promoting their group’s return with a new single, “Till the Casket Drops”, introducing rapper Klever as “The New Brownsider”.
“It’s very troubling to see this kind of activity. I can guarantee you if he does another stupid act like this again, and actually pulls the trigger in front of an LAPD officer, he will be shot”, McBride said.