DJ Laz Gun Alleged To Have Been Used In Murder-Suicide
September 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM (PT)
BEASLEY BOADCAST GROUP Top 40/Rhythmic WPOW/MIAMI morning host DJ LAZ has been ensnared in a murder-suicide of a close friend. The MIAMI HERALD reports that LAZ's audio engineer, MARCUS NATHANIEL TROTMAN, allegedly shot his wife, DANIELLE LORENZO, and her mother, LINDA SCUDERA before turning the gun on himself. The gun he used apparently is owned by DJ LAZ, a.k.a. LAZARO MENDEZ.
Police confirmed that the gun recovered from the shooting scene -- a WALTHER PPK .380 caliber handgun -- was the same make and model as one MENDEZ reported missing on SUNDAY night, the evening of the shooting.
MENDEZ’s publicist issued a statement saying LAZ was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the shooting. "We ask that the media respect LAZARO MENDEZ and his family’s privacy during this time. He will take the next few days to grieve and will at all times be helpful to police investigators. His condolences go out to all of the victims of this tragedy and their families."