Skip to comments.Argument over Aretha Franklin leads to Suffolk shooting, witnesses say
Posted on 08/16/2018 1:33:37 PM PDT by csvset
SUFFOLK, Va. - Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m.
Police said the shooting that happened in the 300 block of East Washington Street started with an argument.
News 3's Rachael Cardin spoke to a witness who said he heard the two people in a local barbershop arguing over whether or not Halle Berry played or would play Aretha Franklin in a movie.
Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once outside the shop.
Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment.
Franklin had previously wanted Berry to play her in an upcoming biopic, but Berry claimed she couldn't sing and wouldn't do the role justice, according to E News. Instead, Jennifer Hudson was tapped to play the Queen of Soul in the film.
Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition. A man who tells News 3 he is the victim's brother said the treatment is ongoing at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
A nearby business was fully staffed during the shooting, and men inside recall hearing someone saying, "No, no no!" before hearing about 4-5 gunshots.
The investigation is ongoing and police are not providing any new information at this time.
Aretha was beautiful but a bit big boned. Halle Barry is too petite.
Jennifer Hudson pre-Weight Watchers would have been a good pick.
I agree, Hudson would be a good pick.
Nothing makes me want to gun another person down in cold blood more than when they confuse their actors & characters.... /sarc
I’m waiting for the fight over the will to begin, a la James Brown.
If Annie can be played by a black girl, surely Aretha can be played by a skinny white guy.
Trump’s fault. This would not happen under Obama or Clinton.
If they don’t use the deceased singers singing in the pic, I don’t bother watching it. The ersatz Bobby Darren a few years ago was sickening.
Shooter, Michael J Hatton
Typical feral loser...typical.
I think Jennifer has even better pipes than Aretha did...which is saying something.
The 300 block of East Washington Street is not a safe place. BTDT.
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