November 25, 2020

Record exec dies after Hollywood street rampage

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This image provided by Gregory Bojorquez shows Los Angeles Police officers advancing on a wounded gunman Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at Sunset and Vine streets in Los Angeles. Police say the 26-year-old man walked down the middle of a street in Hollywood, firing on passing cars with no clear target until police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Gregory Bojorquez) MANDATORY CREDIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A music executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said.

John Atterberry, who had worked with the Spice Girls, Jessica Simpson and others, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, spokeswoman Simi Singer said.

The 40-year-old executive was shot in the face and upper body as he drove his Mercedes-Benz during Friday’s random attack.

Atterberry was the only seriously injured victim of 26-year-old Tyler Brehm, who police say fired nearly 20 bullets in the air and at cars as he screamed that he wanted to die. He was killed by police minutes later.

Brehm’s ex-girlfriend has said she and Brehm had recently broken up. But police said they’re still looking for a motive for the attack.

Brehm walked down the middle of Sunset Boulevard, firing on motorists with no clear target and injuring three of them before two police officers who just happened to be in the area — an off-duty motorcycle officer working movie set security and a detective — shot and killed him, authorities said.

The officers ordered the suspect to stop and drop his weapon. He was shot when he pointed his weapon at the officers, police said.

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