Illinois authorities arrested a man on Sunday for threatening R. Kelly’s victims and New York prosecutors who successfully convicted the singer last year.
Christopher Gunn, 39, attended at least one day of Kelly’s federal trial in New York. A week after Kelly, 55, was found guilty of racketeering, Gunn posted a video to YouTube of the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn — which entailed him saying that he and other fans will be storming the building, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“If Kellz goes down, everybody’s going down,” Gunn allegedly said in the video.
Gunn is also accused of threatening to “storm” three victims who testified against Kelly. The video also included a clip from the movie “Boyz N the Hood” which shows a group of people about to fatally shoot someone, the Tribune reported.
Gunn, who also goes by DeBoSki, allegedly sold ammunition via CashApp on at least eight instances between February 2021 and June 2022. One of the buyers wrote “30 rounds.. free R Kelly,” while another wrote, “30 rounds on the haters,” according to CBS.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations said they believe Gunn sold ammo to people who commented on his YouTube videos.
Gunn is charged with threats involving serious bodily injury or death. He appeared in court on Monday and was given a date to appear in a New York courtroom.
In September 2021, Kelly was found guilty of running a decades-old sex trafficking ring that targeted women, men, girls, and boys. He also faces 13 federal counts in Illinois for various charges, including child pornography and obstruction of justice.
On the state level, Kelly is facing 21 sex-related criminal charges in Cook County, Illinois. Last August, authorities in Minnesota charged Kelly with two counts of prostitution with a person younger than 18 in connection with an alleged 2001 incident.
Kelly, who faces life in prison, will be sentenced on June 15. His federal trial in Illinois begins in August.
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