Police Seek To Question Tony Yayo & Others In Busta Video Shooting

Police are seeking

to question G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo in connection with a shooting on a Busta

Rhymes video set that left one man dead with a gunshot wound to the back.

While he is not

an official suspect, police are seeking to question Yayo about a heated argument

that took place on the set of the video, which was being filmed on location

in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York.

Israel Ramirez,

29, was gunned down shortly after midnight on Sunday (Feb. 5), about a half-hour

after a group of men were ordered to leave the building after an argument on

the set.

He

was rushed to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. Ramirez

was in charge of guarding Busta Rhymes’ cache of jewelry, which was being used

in the video.

Police are investigating

what rappers’ entourages were present and if any of the men were connected to

the shooting.

Rhymes was shooting

a video for his latest single "Touch It (Remix)". The video’s cameo

appearance list included G-Unit members 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J.

Blige, Missy Elliott and other high profile celebrities.

Yayo and Rhymes

are labelmates on Interscope Records, home to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment

and 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records imprint.

Contradicting earlier

reports, Rhymes, Ramirez and others were in front the studio when shots were

fired, sending people running for their lives.

The make of the

gun used in the shooting has not been confirmed: reports have cited the shots

came from an AK47, while others have identified the weapon as a 9mm or a .45.

Eight spent shells were also recovered.

Police are scanning

video footage to see of the murdered has been captured on tape but have yet

to find a suspect or a motive in the shooting.

According to the

New York Post, police are having difficulties contacting Busta Rhymes

and at least 50 other people that believe were at the scene of the shooting.

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