RIP: John C. Atterberry, former vice president of Death Row Records

RIP: John C. Atterberry, former vice president of Death Row Records

From the Los Angeles Times:

A music executive critically wounded by a gunman who opened fire Friday in Hollywood died Monday, Los Angeles police said.

John C. Atterberry, 40, of Hollywood Hills was driving near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street when he was shot three times in the face and neck by the gunman, later identified by authorities as Tyler Brehm, 26, of Los Angeles.

Brehm repeatedly fired a .40-caliber handgun at motorists, police said. Atterberry’s silver Mercedes-Benz coupe was one of several cars Brehm shot at from close range. He refused to surrender to a plainclothes detective and an officer who were first on the scene. Brehm screamed that he wanted to die and pointed his weapon at the officers, who shot him.


Atterberry, a Los Angeles native, got his start working in artists and repertoire for Tabu Records, according to a biography on the Facebook page for the GridLock Group, where he served as senior partner and chief financial officer.

Early in his career he served as a vice president of Death Row Records, which at the time was home to Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He later worked on albums for Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Brandy, the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson.

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