FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new police report says two witnesses saw a car pull alongside a Rolls Royce driven by rapper Rick Ross earlier this year in South Florida and heard numerous gunshots fired before the car crashed into a nearby building.
The Fort Lauderdale police report released Thursday says witnesses saw three or four people inside an older model, burgundy- or maroon-colored BMW before the shots rang out. Neither Ross nor his girlfriend, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el, were injured in the Jan. 28 attack. The bullets mostly struck nearby businesses.
The witnesses told police that the car’s occupants fired out of their passenger side window at Ross’s vehicle, according to the report. Police recovered 18 bullet casings.
“The witnesses ducked for cover in their vehicle due to the rapid gunfire, but were able to see the vehicle flee eastbound,” the report says.
The report also says that Ross was armed with a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun located in his waistband. Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, did not draw the gun. The police report also notes that Ross has a suspended concealed weapon permit.
Police are reviewing video from 20 surveillance cameras in the area for clues. The footage has not been made public.
Ross and Moragne-el had gone to breakfast in Fort Lauderdale after celebrating the rapper’s 37th birthday at a Miami Beach nightclub hours before. The couple lives in nearby Davie.
Singers & Rappers Turned Actors
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1. Alicia Keys was smokin' hot in the 2006 movie 'Smokin' Aces' and 'Empire'.
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2. jJill Scott made her acting debut in the fourth season of 'Girlfriends'
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3. 50 Cent lost up to 54 pounds in order to accurately portray his emaciated character in the film All Things Fall Apart.
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4. Snoop Dogg has become an enduring fixture on the big screen as well as the small screen,
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5. Mos Def starred in Monster’s Ball, 16 Blocks, The Italian Job,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Be Kind Rewind and more.
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6. LL Cool J has been in several movies and co-stars on a popular television series NCIS Los Angeles.
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7. T.I. had a supporting role in American Gangster and was one of the lead characters in Takers.
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8. DMX has parlayed his rough, rugged, and raw presence in to several movies.
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10. Andre 3000 has made numerous guest appearances on television. He scored the lead role in the Jimi Hendrix biopic.
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11. Lenny Kravitz and one of the sexiest men alive, made his debut in Precious.
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12. Ludacris was in 2 Fast 2 Furious but got rave reviews for 'Crash'
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13. Eminem turned to acting in the movie 8 Mile which was loosely based on his life.
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14. Whitney sissled on the silver screen in 'The Bodyguard'
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15. Ice-T found success in Law and Order SVU as Detective Tutuola
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16. Beyonce made her acting debut in MTV's 'Hip Hopera: Carmen'
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17. We watched Will Smith grow up on 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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18. Jennifer Hudson got an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls in her very first role.
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19. Ice Cube hit it big with his first major motion picture role in Boyz n the Hood.
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20. Queen Latifah made her venture into acting with a role in 'Jungle Fever'
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