November 17, 2004 15:45
A warrant for the arrest of the rapper is issued after Vibe Awards stabbing…
The Santa Monica Police Department’s investigators reviewed a videotape of the fight and believe that Young Buck - real name David Darnell Brown - stabbed 26-year-old Jimmy James Johnson.
The alleged incident occurred at the Vibe awards. Johnson is said to have assaulted Dr Dre at the ceremony, which took place at the Santa Monica Airport hangar.
According to local police, Buck was one of three men seen on the videotape with knives. The other two have not been identified.
Buck will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
A statement by Santa Monica Police Department, said: "At approximately 7:25pm, an individual approached Mr Andre Young, an entertainer known as Dr Dre, and appeared to be asking for an autograph. This individual, later identified as Jimmy James Johnson, 26, of LA, assaulted and punched Mr Young several times. Johnson was quickly subdued by several private security persons. As they were attempting to control suspect Johnson, several unidentified males were making attempts to assault him."
The statement continues: "A video of the incident revealed that three males were in the immediate area of this melee and were seen to be holding knives. One of these individuals was identified as rap entertainer David Darnell Brown, aka Young Buck. Brown is seen with a knife in hand and attempting to reach Johnson. At one point, Brown is seen lunging over another male and swinging the knife at Johnson’s upper body while Johnson is looking away from him."
The report then claims Young Buck can be seen holding the knife after the assault and was one of those involved who were pepper sprayed by officers.
Johnson was reportedly assaulted further and was later found to have a serious stab wound to his upper body. He suffered a collapsed lung but is now in a stable condition.
Buck fled the scene and police chief James Butts said at a press conference, "We are asking Mr David Darnell Brown to surrender himself to police."
The incident happened shortly before Snoop Dogg and Vibe founder Quincy Jones were about to give Dre a lifetime achievement award.