Body cam footage reveals shocking moment police threaten to shoot unarmed L.A. rapper Feezy Lebron

Body cam footage reveals shocking moment police threaten to shoot unarmed L.A. rapper Feezy Lebron

Body cam footage reveals shocking moment police threaten to shoot unarmed L.A. rapper during traffic stop: ‘You put this car in drive, you’re getting one right to the chest’

  • Rapper Feezy Lebron said he was sitting in his vehicle in Los Angeles on December 31 trying to make a phone call when two deputies approached 
  • New body cam video revealed what happened when he refused to exit the car 
  • The deputy told the driver: ‘If you take off in this car, I’m going to shoot you,’ adding ‘You put this car in drive, you’re getting one right to the chest’
  • In an Instagram post, Lebron identified the deputies and urged followers to ‘get this guy’s face out there’ before he ‘has a chance to murder a young black male’
  • Lebron was not arrested, but later cited for a missing license plate and released 

Newly-release body cam footage shows the shocking moment a sheriff’s deputy threatened to shoot an unarmed man as he sat in his car in South Los Angeles

The man involved in the New Year’s Eve is reportedly Feezy Lebron, a Los Angeles-based rapper who later posted about the incident on his Instagram account. 

Lebron said he was using his cell phone while sitting in his parked car when two passing deputies approached him, and ordered him to exit the vehicle. 

‘If you take off in this car, I’m going to shoot you,’ the deputy is heard telling the rapper in the video. ‘I’m going to make it super easy on you. You put this car in drive, you’re getting one right to the chest.’ 

Lebron was not arrested, but later cited for a missing license plate and then released. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that it is investigating the incident. 

Rapper Feezy Lebron has identified himself as the driver sitting in his vehicle in Los Angeles on December 31 on his cell phone when two deputies ordered him to exit and threatened to shoot

Newly-release body cam footage shows the shocking moment a sheriff's deputy threatened to shoot an unarmed man as he sat in his car in South Los Angeles

Newly-release body cam footage shows the shocking moment a sheriff’s deputy threatened to shoot an unarmed man as he sat in his car in South Los Angeles

Lebron was not arrested, but later cited for a missing license plate and then released

Lebron was not arrested, but later cited for a missing license plate and then released 

Deputies stopped the man at 5:45 p.m. in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Video released by the department from the deputy’s body camera shows the driver sitting in the car with the door open and another deputy next to him. 

The deputies order LeBron to get out of the vehicle and when he refuses, he is told that if he doesn’t comply, he’ll be arrested and his car would be towed. 

The first deputy tries physically removing him from the driver’s seat, and then the second deputy tells him, ‘I’m just going to spray you. Get out or you’re getting sprayed,’ as he points a pepper spray can at the rapper.

When the driver reaches for the open door, apparently to shut it, KTLA reported, the deputy pulls his gun, points it at him.

The deputy tells him, 'I'm just going to spray you. Get out or you're getting sprayed,' as he points a pepper spray can at the rapper

The deputy tells him, ‘I’m just going to spray you. Get out or you’re getting sprayed,’ as he points a pepper spray can at the rapper

When the driver reaches the open door, apparently to shut it, the deputy points a gun at him

When the driver reaches the open door, apparently to shut it, the deputy points a gun at him

The deputy tells him: You take off in this car, I'm gonna shoot you. I'm gonna make it super easy on you: You put this car in drive, you're getting one right to the chest'

The deputy tells him: You take off in this car, I’m gonna shoot you. I’m gonna make it super easy on you: You put this car in drive, you’re getting one right to the chest’ 

The deputy tells him: You take off in this car, I’m gonna shoot you. I’m gonna make it super easy on you: You put this car in drive, you’re getting one right to the chest.’ 

Lebron is seen on the video seated with both hands raised and says: ‘So you’re gonna shoot me? I’m sitting in the damn car, bro.’ 

‘Move your hands from right there, and you’re done,’ the deputy tells him.

The driver finally gets out with his hands still raised and is handcuffed.

As he was being handcuffed, the deputy is heard telling him: ‘Unfortunately for you, you shouldn’t smoke so much weed in your car and then we wouldn’t have to search you.’

While Lebron wasn’t identified by authorities as the driver, the rapper said in an Instagram post that he was the driver involved. 

In the post, he identified the two deputies and urged followers: ‘Let’s get this guy’s face out there before he gets a chance to MURDER a young Black male sitting in his PARKED car ..Unarmed.’

‘Remember they just want a reason to KILL you,’ the post said.

While Lebron wasn't identified by authorities as the driver, the rapper said in an Instagram post that he was the driver involved, and urged followers to share the deputies' faces on social

While Lebron wasn’t identified by authorities as the driver, the rapper said in an Instagram post that he was the driver involved, and urged followers to share the deputies’ faces on social

Lebron is seen on the video seated with both hands raised and says: 'So you're gonna shoot me? I'm sitting in the damn car, bro'

Lebron is seen on the video seated with both hands raised and says: ‘So you’re gonna shoot me? I’m sitting in the damn car, bro’

As he was being handcuffed, the deputy is heard telling him: Unfortunately for you, you shouldn't smoke so much weed in your car and then we wouldn't have to search you'

As he was being handcuffed, the deputy is heard telling him: Unfortunately for you, you shouldn’t smoke so much weed in your car and then we wouldn’t have to search you’

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed it is investigating the incident, but did not immediately say why the car was stopped and declined to identify the driver because of the ongoing investigation.

‘While the department does not make statements related to ongoing investigations, Sheriff (Robert) Luna has made it clear that he expects department personnel to treat all members of the public with dignity and respect, and that personnel who do not uphold our training standards will be held accountable,’ the statement said. 

The driver was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car but not arrested. He was eventually cited for a missing license plate and released.

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