Hollywood shootout: Music executive remains in critical condition
A music executive wounded by a gunman who opened fire on motorists in Hollywood on Friday remained in critical condition Sunday morning, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Simi Singer said.
Gunman Tyler Brehm, 26, began firing a .40-caliber handgun at motorists at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, police said. He shot at a silver Mercedes-Benz coupe that former Death Row Records executive John Atterberry was driving, striking him three times in the face and neck, police said.
According to a biography posted on the Facebook page of the event promotions company GridLock Group, where Atterberry served as senior partner and chief financial officer, he is a Los Angeles native who got his start working in artists and repertoire for Tabu Records.
He worked in marketing in the fashion industry, then returned to the music industry where he became the vice president of Death Row Records. The label was home to some of the biggest acts in West Coast hip hop, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog.
He later founded Los Angeles-based music publishing company Infusion Music Group, where he worked on albums for Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Brandy, The Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson.
The shooter fired close to 20 rounds before he was fatally shot by Los Angeles police.
Brehm reportedly had broken up with his longtime girlfriend days before the shooting rampage. His ex-girlfriend, Alicia Alligood, told KTLA that he seemed "stressed out" after the breakup and may have been taking prescription drugs.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: The covered body of gunman Tyler Brehm lies in the street. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times