Punk musician Lou Reed, who was known as the leader of the Velvet Underground and as a solo performer, died Sunday at 71 of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. Reed never had much commercial success outside of one top-20 hit, “Walk On the Wild Side,” but he was hugely influential as a songwriter and pioneer of indie rock. Reed shared a home in Southampton, N.Y., with his wife, fellow musician Laurie Anderson. Read full story here.
A Chinese immigrant was arrested Sunday in the stabbings of five people in a rampage at their Brooklyn home. The suspect, Ming Don Chen, implicated himself in the murders of his cousin’s wife and her four children late Saturday, officials said. Chen is a cousin of the children’s father and had been staying at their home for about a week, police said. Read full story here.
Five people and two dogs were shot at a Phoenix apartment complex on Sunday, and police were still working to piece together the details of what happened. Police said 56-year-old Michael Guzzo apparently shot four members of a family that lived in the apartment next to him before killing himself. The family’s two dogs were shot also, and police found a shotgun believed to have been used in the shooting next to Guzzo.
Singer Chris Brown was arrested Sunday in Washington, D.C., after police said he was involved in a fight that broke out at the W Hotel. Brown and another man were charged with felony assault related to an incident that started at about 4:30 a.m., police said. Brown was in Washington on Sunday for a Homecoming-related party for Howard University that was not affiliated with the school.
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