VH1 Star and Rapper Die in Homicide-Suicide
Neighbors call police after hearing a woman screaming and gunfire in Los Angeles apartment
The bodies of a woman and man were found shot and killed inside a swanky Los Angeles apartment near the Grove, following reports of a woman screaming and gunfire, police said Monday.
The bodies are VH1's Hit the Floor star Stephanie Moseley and her boyfriend, rapper Earl Hayes, who shot her and then killed himself.
Moseley was a professional dancer, model and actress who played Jamie Foxx's wife in Jame Foxx: Unpredictable and appeared in the CW series Hellcats, according to her website. Her film credits included Mirror Mirror, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Idlewild and Catwoman.
Hayes was a rapper and associate of professional boxer Floyd Mayweather's Money Team, according to KTLA.
The LAPD received calls around 7:30 a.m. from neighbors saying a woman was screaming and shots had been fired in an apartment in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard, officer Jack Richter told The Hollywood Reporter.
Responding officers discovered the apartment was barricaded, which required the area to be locked down and a SWAT team called, Richter said. SWAT team members discovered two dead people inside the apartment.
Richter said the Los Angeles County Coroner's office has not yet released the names, pending notification of family members.
Dec. 9, 8:50 p.m. Updated with LAPD confirmation.