Monday, February 06, 2006

Busta Rhymes' bodyguard murdered

Israel Ramirez shot in the chest during video shoot

A bodyguard for hip-hop star Busta Rhymes was shot dead during a music video shoot Sunday morning. Israel Ramirez, 30, was shot once in the chest, police said. Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was not injured. Police identified Ramirez as a personal bodyguard for Smith.

Police said they are looking into newspaper reports that the shooting resulted from an altercation between production personnel and members of the entourage of one of several celebrities on hand for the video shoot. More from Rolling Stone and WCBS-TV.

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SB said...

At least he gave his life for the sake of scantily clad women shaking their booties. Sorry...that was bad.

Deb S. said...

SB: Yes, that was bad. ;-) Here I am, a mild-mannered observer, merely trying to report the news. And I thought you left all that cynicism in the newsroom. (sigh)

Cecilia said...

Senseless injuries! And all these upsetting news with senseless carelessness that consequently lead to meaningless events....

aarrggh...what a world!

If we just all remember that we are brothers and sisters, we would think more than twice about inflicting physical and emotional pain to anyone. Really.

Deb S. said...

Cecilia: I agree.