MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — Prosecutors say rap mogul Dr. Dre will not face criminal charges in connection with a confrontation outside his Malibu home.
District Attorney spokesman Ricardo Santiago told the Los Angeles Times, “We declined due to lack of sufficient evidence.”READ MORE: Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Across SoCal, Over 70,000 Residents Impacted
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report Monday that a man had threatened another man in a parked car with a handgun in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Deputies detained a man matching the description provided by the accuser, handcuffing him and detaining him briefly in a patrol car as they investigated the incident.READ MORE: Shooting Outside Family Dollar Store In South LA
The man who was detained turned out to be Andre Young, more widely known as Dr. Dre, who said the man in the car had parked directly in front of his home and blocked his driveway. Dr. Dre said he asked the driver to move, which he did, but then immediately returned to park again near the same location in the median in front of the rapper’s home.MORE NEWS: High Winds Topple Trees, Down Power Lines And Block Roads In Some Southland Neighborhoods
According to the sheriff’s department, the accuser insisted the rap mogul had a handgun and threatened he would be hurt if he did not leave. Deputies said no weapon was found at the scene and released Dre, who denied threatening the driver.