According to an article
in today’s (Nov. 18) Washington Post, police are fed up with rapper Cam’ron
and his lack of cooperation in relation to an Oct. 22 shooting that left the
rapper with gunshot wounds.
Police said they have still
not been able to locate the rapper to question him, but are looking for ways
to force him to cooperate.
Officials noted that Cam’ron
is on five years probation for a gun conviction charge in New York and they
are considering subpoenaing the rapper to appear before a grand jury.
According to Dipset member
Juelz Santana, an artist on Diplomat Records/Def Jam, Cam – who is the CEO of
Diplomat Records – will not cooperate with authorities.
"Cam isn’t going to
do it," Santana told the Washington Post. "It’s not in our nature.
He isn’t going to stand up and point out a guy in a witness line and say, ‘That
is the dude who shot me.’ We all came from the street."
The shooting happened early
in the morning of Oct. 22, after Cam’ron and 30 associates attempted to
enter H20 nightclub where Sean “Diddy” Combs was hosting the annual
Cam and crew were turned
away at the door due to dress code violations.
Cam left the club driving
his 2006 Lamborghini with his entourage following, some in a pink Range Rover.
The rapper – who was
wearing over $200,000 in jewelry – stopped at a red light shortly after leaving
the club, when a man exited a burgundy Ford Expedition and open fire on the
Lamborghini as well as the pink Range Rover.
A D.C. Protective Services
officer in a marked police car witnessed the brazen shooting, which left Cam
with a minor gunshot that struck both arms.
The gunmen fled as the Protective
Services officer gave chase. Eventually, the Expedition crashed into a parked
The men were stuck in the
SUV, but shot out the windows and fled.
A search of the Expedition
yielded fingerprints, a Nextel phone and shell casings. Police also recovered
a .45 caliber handgun that was dumped in an alley.
According to the Washington
Post, police tracked down the Expedition’s owner – who said he rented
the SUV to someone else.
Without the cooperation
of Cam’s cooperation, the case will likely stall – despite having
a potential suspect.
"We need the cooperation
of witnesses and victims," D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey told the
Washington Post. "I can’t relate to that mentality. I can’t comment on
that thought process. I don’t think much of it. I don’t see the logic at all."
Juelz said the entire incident
was rooted in jealousy over the group’s success.
Cam’ron is preparing
his upcoming album Killa Season, while Juelz’ song “There It Go!
(The Whistle Song)” is currently #12 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Rap
Juelz is also preparing
to release his own album, What the Game’s Been Missing.
"There are all these
people who love us and respect our gangster," Santana said. "But there
are people who want to test our gangster. . . . Some people hate to see you