Rick Ross’ ‘Mastermind’ Album Release Party Ends in Gunfire, DJ Shot
A radio DJ was shot and wounded early Monday morning (March 3) in Atlanta during a 'Mastermind' album release party for Rick Ross. The event, held at the Velvet Room club in DeKalb County, was hosted by Diddy.
According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, Ronald Robinson, aka "Beestroh" from ATL radio station Hot 107.9, was involved in an altercation with another man at the club’s back parking lot. When off-duty police officers attempted to intervene, Robinson allegedly shot at them with a handgun. Police returned fired, hitting Robinson in the leg.
“For whatever unknown reasons, it appears that this DJ who was involved in the shooting with some others turned and shot at the officers, and that’s when they returned fire,” said DeKalb’s Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Robinson ran back into the club where he was subsequently arrested and rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment on his leg.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending an investigation. Meanwhile, Robinson faces two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.
The incident was the second weekend shooting at a party featuring Diddy.
On Sunday (March 2), a CIAA after-party in Charlotte, N.C., which was hosted by Diddy and attended by Future and Fabolous, abruptly ended after two people were shot in the leg inside a crowded hotel ballroom.
So far, police have no motive or arrest in that case.