A day after a warrant was issued for his arrest, C-Murder turned himself in to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police Friday morning (August 17) to answer charges of attempted murder and illegal use of a weapon.
C-Murder, hip-hop mogul Master P's brother, is accused of firing a gun outside of Club Raggs just before midnight on Tuesday after owner Norman Sparrow and doorman Daryl Jackson refused to let the rapper enter without first being searched (see "C-Murder Wanted For Attempted Murder").
Sparrow and Jackson, together with nine others who claimed C-Murder aimed his gun at them, filed a joint civil lawsuit Friday claiming the rapper caused them emotional distress. Joel Porter, one of the two lawyers representing the 11 complainants, was at the club during the incident.
Ken Fabre, Porter's co-counsel, said it is common knowledge in Baton Rouge that everyone is searched before entering Club Raggs.
C-Murder (born Corey Miller) allegedly fired at Sparrow, but the gun malfunctioned and later discharged into the floor. Baton Rouge police spokesperson Cpl. Don Kelly said the club has turned over videotape of the incident to authorities. Under Louisiana law, the footage will not be released to the public until the case is over.
The rapper's bail is expected to be set Monday.
Priority/No Limit, C-Murder's record label, which is named in the civil suit, released a statement Friday saying, "Mr. Miller is confident in the legal process and is cooperating with authorities to aid in the resolution of this matter." The label had no other comment.