STATEMET OF PROBABLE CAUSE
Investigate several recent gang-related shootings. These
incidents began on September 7, 1996 with the gang-related
shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur and Marion "Suge" Knight
of "Death Row Records" in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Death
Row Records" is connected with the "MOB PIRU" gang in
Compton and the "BOUNTY HUNTERS" gang in Los Angeles.
Compton's "SOUTHSIDE CRIBPS" have had an ongoing rivalry
with several past confrontations with this group. Informants
have told police that "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS" were responsible
for the Las Vegas shooting. Your affiant has personal
knowledge that some "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS" members reside
in Las Vegas. There is also an ongoing feud between
Tupac Shakur and the "blood" related "Death Row Records"
which employed "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS" gang members as security.
Since the September 7, 1996, Las Vegas shooting Compton
has experienced the following incidents believed to
be a direct result of the initial assault.
On September 9, 1996, approximately 14.58 hours, Darnell
Brim (one od the leaders of the "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS") was
shot several times in the back at 2430 East Alondra.
During this dirveby shooting, a tan (10) year old bystander
(Lakezia McNeese) was also struck by the gunfire ans
is currently in critical condition. Witnesses provided
police with the suspect description of a male black,
approximately 20 years old, dark complexion, with bald
hair style. The vehicle was described as a gray as a
gray Honda type vehicle with tinted windows, chrome
rims, and partial licence plate number 3KC----. In Cases
#9635597 and #9635603, "SOUTHSIDE CRIP" member, Ian
Salaveria aka "Lil Spank", was a witness.
On September 19, 1996, Gerode Mack aka "Mack" a "LEUDERS
PARK PIRU" and Johnny Burgie were shot, in a driveby
shooting, in front of 713 North Brandfield (a known
"LEUDERS PARK PIRU" hangout). Male Black suspects in
a blue Blazer were the suspects in this incident and
believed to be from the "SOUTHSIDE CRIP" gang. Live
rounds and -9mm spent casings were found at the scene
(Cases #9635730 and #9635731).
On September 10, 1996, approximatly 1400 hours, Lieutenant
Wright monitored a radio call of two gunshot vivtims
at 713 North Bradfield Street. He then responded to
the area frequented by the "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS". He saw
a burgundy Blazer, Nevada license# 278GSM, occupied
by four (4) male Black subjects at SOuth Park. The driver
was David C. Keith of 2025 Travis Avenue, Las Vegas,
Nevada, D.O.B. September 12, 1974. Three (3) subjects
were known "SOUTHSIDE CRIP" gang members Willie Sloan,
Avery Cody, and Katar Carroll. There were no weapons
or contraband located. The vehicle was not the one used
in the shooting. David Keith's driver's history revealed
a Las Vegas address of 2109 Haveling Street.
On September 10, 1996, Gary Williams, (who is the brother
of former "Death Row Record's" security person George
Williams) was shot in a driveby shooting at Pine and
Bradfield. The suspect was described as a male black
driving a 1986-87 red Nissan, possibly from the "SOUTHSIDE
CRIP" gang (Case #9635691).
On September 12, 1996, approximately 12.00 hours, your
Affiant was contacted by los Angeles Country Sheriffs
(Century Station's Operations Save Street) Deputy Paul
Fournier. Deputy Fournier said that he spoke with an
informant, who told him that "Keefee D's" nephew shot
Tupac Shakur. The suspect is a "SOUTHSIDE CRIP", and
the informant is with the "LEUDERS PARK PIRU", "MOB
PIRU", "ELM LANE PIRU", and DEATH ROW RECORDS fraction.
On September 12, 1996, approximately 14.00 hours, I
made contact with Sergant Baker's second CRI. The CRI
confirmed Orlando Anderson was "Keefee D's" (Keith Davis')
On September 12, 1996, approximately 16.30 hours, Officer
E. Aquirre, Deputy Fournier, and your Affiant met with
the LASO Deputy's informant (referenced ac CRI #3).
Your Affiant asked CRI #3 to provide information on
our recent shootings. The CRI stated that right now
in Compton, the "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS" are aligning with
the "NEIGHBORHOOD CRIS", "KELLY PARK CRIPS", and "ATLANTIC
DRIVE CRIPS" against "MOB PIRUS", "LEUDER PARK PIRUS",
and "ELM LANE PIRUS". These alliances are a diredt result
of the Las Vegas shooting of Tupac Shakur and Marion
"Suge" Knight. The CRI stated that the "Piru" groups
are aligned with "Death Row Records". Approximately
1-1/2 to 2 months ago, "Death Row Records'" affiliate
Travon Lane (aka Tray) was in the "Foot Locker Store"
in the Lakewood Mall, with other "MOB PIRUS", Kevin
Woods aka "K.W." and Maurice Combs aka "Lil Mo". Lane
aka "Tray" was confronted by 7-8 "SOUTHSIDE CRIPS".
They got into a fight and the "SOUTHSIDE CRIP" gang
members took "Tray's" "Death Row" necklace.