Teens charged after police discover music video

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Police Division, along with several jurisdictions on the Peninsula, has opened an investigation that’s directly related to a locally produced music video.

The music video, called “Stain Gang,” features young men — some juveniles — with guns, alcohol, and a silver car that’s spinning out of control. At several points during the video, guns are pointed directly at the camera.

Sgt. Jason Price told WAVY.com three teenagers have been arrested so far. A 15 year-old Hampton boy has been charged with possession of a firearm by a minor. A 17-year-old from Hampton is charged with one count of trespassing. Julius Brown, 18, has been charged with possession of stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Liz Palka reports on music video investigation

Brown’s father, also named Julius Brown, spoke to WAVY News’ Liz Palka. He said his son was arrested last week and investigators spent hours at his house looking for evidence.

Brown also said he hadn’t seen the “Stain Gang” video, although he heard guns were involved. After watching the video with WAVY.com, Brown’s response was: “He shouldn’t have ever made that.”

The 17-year-old’s trespassing charge is from the Boys and Girls Club on Shell Road in Hampton. WAVY.com went to the club, and scenes from the video easily match the building. In addition, tire tracks were still in the grass from where the silver car in the video was driven out of control.

According to Price, the silver car matches the description of a Silver Dodge Magnum that was stolen in Newport News in March and found in Virginia Beach two days later. However, police have not determined if that is, in fact, the stolen vehicle.

Hampton Police say there’s more to come with this music video investigation and more arrests could happen in the future.


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