Popular Atlanta DJ Wounded in Gunfight With Police at Local Nightclub

DJ Beestroh wounded

A popular local DJ was wounded during a shootout with DeKalb police during a listening party for rapper Rick Ross at a local nightclub on Sunday.

HOT 107.9 DJ Beestroh was shot by police when he turned his gun on them in the parking lot outside the Velvet Room nightclub in the 3300 block of Chamblee Tucker Road, the Atlanta Journal-Constition reports. Beestroh was arrested before being transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

The listening party for Ross, an Atlanta resident, was hosted by rap mogul Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

DJ Beestroh wounded

The shootout occurred hours after DJ Beestroh Instagram’d this photo of himself spinning at the Velvet Room last night.

From AJC.com:

About 4 a.m., two off-duty officers working at the nightclub heard gunshots in the back of the club, according to DeKalb Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander.

When the officers responded to the rear of the club, “one subject turned toward them, firing shots,” Alexander said. “They returned fire, hitting the subject in the leg.”

The officers were uninjured, according to Alexander.

He said the wounded man, who was identified to investigators as a disc jockey at the club, got up and went back inside the club, where he was arrested before being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

“For whatever unknown reasons, it appears that this DJ who was involved in the shooting with some others turned and shot at the officers, and that’s when they returned fire,” Alexander said.

He said the off-duty officers were in full uniform, and identified themselves as officers when they responded to the gunfire behind the club.

The shooting is the second violent incident in as many months involving a popular Atlanta DJ.

DJ Nando was fatally shot as he arrived at his Clayton County home on Jan. 13. Friends believe Nando’s assailant may have followed him home from an adult entertainment club where he worked.

Insiders whisper that weary local DJs are carrying guns to protect themselves from D-boys-turned-rappers who reportedly pay DJs under the table to spin their records at nightclubs and on the radio. The D-boys usually retaliate with violence if DJs refuse to play their records.

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    30 Responses to “Popular Atlanta DJ Wounded in Gunfight With Police at Local Nightclub”

    1. 1
      luVn_liFe... says:

      DJ Beestroh was shot by police when he turned his gun on them in the parking lot outside the Velvet Room nightclub
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Talk shyte get hit…
      He’s lucky he lived

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      Iola Boylan says:

      Interesting. I breezed past a headline that said 2 shot at Diddy party. This sheds more light on that misleading title. Talk about sensationalism. Who points a gun at the fuzz? Geesh.

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      :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

      :no: Something in the milk ain’t clean
      @Man :thumbsup:
      Hey Luvie :happy:

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      FuturedocDonte says:

      And they only shot him in the leg :coffee: lucky

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      cteastcoast says:

      what ever happened to the DJ that was killed?? Did they find out his girlfriend was involved? :thinking:

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      2know the ledge excuses are for the weak says:

      diddy having all types of shootings at things with his name attach. There was a shooting at his party here @ CIAA this wkend. trouble just follows diddy

    7. 7

      Do this fool got a death wish :wtf:

    8. 8

      Wow. This fool almost died trying to become a hook in a Rick Ross rap. Way to go Beestroh :rolleyes: but youre still a nobody (til somebody kills you) :tea:

    9. 9

      Talk shyte get hit…
      ————
      :lol:

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      SOTHERNGRL says:

      DJ’S getting shot. This is crazy and if was involved in a shooting what would make him turn and start firing at police. there has to more to it. Maybe he didnt know they were police and felt someone firing and just fired back.

    11. 11
      lisaROSE says:

      OAN Single Ladies just got the boot !!!

    12. 12

      OAN Single Ladies just got the boot !!!
      ————–
      Disliked that show. Just didn’t grasp on for me

    13. 13
      lisaROSE says:

      yup it was trash

    14. 14
      :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

      As I stated before Single Ladies was all about eye candy, sex scenes and fashion. Lisa Raye :nono: She was THE WORST. I wish Letoya Luckett could have gotten a better shake out of it. Maybe more people will recognize her as a talent. I thought she was good.

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      Bird says:

      Iola Boylan says:

      Interesting. I breezed past a headline that said 2 shot at Diddy party. This sheds more light on that misleading title. Talk about sensationalism. Who points a gun at the fuzz? Geesh.
      **********************

      That was in Charlotte, not Atlanta. Diddy hosted a party at the CIAA festivities at the Sheraton in uptown Charlotte. Two people were shot INSIDE the hotel. They say security was lax for the event.

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      Just Looking says:

      Well gosh durn…Spinning records is Dangerous now?

      Single Ladies cancelled. :facepalm:

      This I figured as much, when the white girl starting wearing fashions from DOTS and 579. The rest of the cast was wearing Dynasty old wardrobe.

      Budge was tight….and Script was HORRIBLE

    18. 18
      Bird says:

      I know the acting left much to be desired when it came to Lisa Raye and House Moore, but the storyline was getting better this season. They haven’t relied so heavily on s3x scenes like they did last season. Latoya Luckett was a good addition to the cast and Damien Dante Wayans has added some laughs. I’m gonna miss it.

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      2know the ledge excuses are for the weak says:

      Two people were shot INSIDE the hotel. They say security was lax for the event.

      __________________

      secruity was more than lax damn near non extistance but there was more going on the outside of the hotel and to many “chaps”

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      :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

      I thought it was CIAA :thinking:

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      2know the ledge excuses are for the weak says:

      secruity was more than lax damn near non extistance but there was more going on the outside of the hotel and to many “chaps”
      ___________________

      :hi: @Knowledge, what does to many “chaps” mean? :think:

    22. 22

      He’s built funny,. I’m tired of these wanna be thugs in my city. Why was he shooting? Hope the lock him up

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      Ms Peaches says:

      Single Ladies getting cancelled, Black actors and I mean talented ones can’t keep a gig. I see you Blue and J.C.

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      sassyshe says:

      histro be sounding like hes trying too hard to be someone hes not on radio guess that perdona followed him off air.

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      TruGemini says:

      @ Nancy Drew

      “chaps” = kids

      I live in CHRLT and when I heard about this I was not surprised to hear that there were a lot of “chaps” in and around the area. That’s why when I attend CI events, it’s usually the day parties because at night IS when all the CHAPS and idiots come out.

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      TruGemini says:

      @Nancy Drew: to be more accurate…chaps = bad ass, no home training, don’t know how to act in public kids

      :coffee:

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      goat76 says:

      So he was just out back of the club bustin?

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