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Dr. Dres Mother arrested on Gun Charges

Posted By on May 24, 2003

Reports say, the mother of rapper Dr. Dre was under investigation for allegedly firing a gun at a friend in her home, authorities said Thursday.

The friend was not injured but Verna Griffin, 54, was arrested and booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Youngern said Thursday.
A motive for the alleged attack was not released.

The shooting occurred between 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at a home in an unincorporated area west of town, Youngern said.

The house belongs to Griffin’s son, whose real name is Andre Young, but he doesn’t live there.

Griffin wasn’t at the home when deputies arrived but her car was found at a nearby gas station and a handgun was inside, sheriff’s Capt. Tom Martin said.

On Tuesday, deputies accompanied the alleged victim, whose name was not released, to the home and found Griffin there.

She was arrested and later released on $50,000 bail, Youngern said.

Hidden Hills is about 15 miles northwest of Los Angeles.