How misleading headlines can be….
Life imitating art??? NOT!!
Jamie Hector (Marlo from HBO’s Wire) wants the public to know that he had no involvement whatsoever in this weekend’s shoot out which took place right outside of his wife’s baby shower in Brooklyn.
According to the Daily News:
A made-for-tv gun battle erupted outside a Brooklyn baby shower for the wife of a star of the HBO crime series “The Wire” Sunday, killing one teen and wounding two men, cops said.
Gunmen unloaded nearly 50 bullets outside the party for the wife of actor Jamie Hector – who played violent druglord Marlo Stanfield on the hit series – then tried to finish off one of the wounded men outside a hospital.
“What a gun battle,” a police source told the Daily News. “They have been watching too much TV.”
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When I put in a quick call to check on Jamie I was told that he is okay but he and his wife are very rattled by the shooting.
Jamie’s manager Ally Roberson released this statement from Jamie Hector about the incident…
“I first want to make it clear that the shooting incident yesterday did not take place at my home, nor did it involve me, my wife, nor any of the invited guests. Although none of the guests were hurt physically, the trauma of this experience is unforgettable. My condolences go out to the families of the victims.
I grew up in Brooklyn and this kind of violence is one of the reasons I founded Moving Mountains, Inc., a non-profit youth organization that redirects talented youth through the arts. I focus their energy on positive alternatives in an effort to deter them from this type of violence, which takes place on the streets everyday. We work to provide them with the life skills that allow them to make good choices for themselves and prepare them to lead positive, violence free lives.”
Jamie also adds, ”to be honest it was a disturbing feeling, but it also showed that we have a lot of work to do, we have to change how people think in order to change what they do”
Here’s Jamie with the kids of his Moving Mountains organization….