Murder-Suicide Confirmed In Zapp Deaths

Police have confirmed that the deaths Sunday (April 25) of brothers Roger

Troutman and Larry Troutman, founding members of the funk band

Zapp, were the result of a murder-suicide. Larry Troutman shot Roger

Troutman to death Sunday morning, then took his own life with the same gun, Det.

Carol Thomas, a spokesperson for the Dayton, Ohio, police department, said.

Thomas said the Dayton coroner's office determined the same gun was used in both

shootings. Police have not yet found a motive for the shootings, according to

Thomas. Zapp's first hit was 1980's "More Bounce to the Ounce," and their sound

was embraced by hip-hop artists; Roger Troutman appeared on the Tupac

Shakur/Dr. Dre single "California Love."