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article imageHollywood record exec dead after street rampage

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Dec 13, 2011 in Crime
Los Angeles - John Atterberry, a record executive who worked with Jessica Simpson and The Spice Girls, was pronounced dead on Monday after being shot by a gunman in Hollywood, CA. He was 40-years-old.
Digital Journal reported over the weekend that Atterberry was one of the shooting victims of a gunman who opened fire on passing cars at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street on Friday.
A spokesperson confirmed that Atterberry succumbed to his injuries just before 5 pm on Monday while recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
CTV News reports that Atterberry had been shot in the face and upper body while driving his Mercedes-Benz.
The shooting incident began Friday morning, when 26-year-old Tyler Brehm walked through the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street and began shooting at random motorists. Police shot and killed Brehm when he refused to comply with their orders and began pointing his gun and a knife at the officers. Two other people suffered less serious injuries.
Investigators still do not have a clear motive for the shootings, but say that a recent break-up between Brehm and his girlfriend may provide a possible reason for his irrational behavior.
During Atterberry's career, he had also served as a vice president for Death Row Records, a label who had produced records for artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.
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