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."