An Illinois man was arrested on suspicion of threatening the prosecutors who ended up winning R. Kelly’s sex trafficking conviction, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said on Monday, 2 days before the R&B singer’s sentencing.
Last October, Christopher Gunn, 39, reportedly live-streamed a youtube video in which he displayed a picture of the US Attorney’s office in Brooklyn and decided to name the 3 female prosecutors who helped lead the Kelly trial.
“I want y’all to get real familiar with this building I’m about to pull up and show you,” he said in the Oct. 4 video. “Imma show you exactly where were gonna be going.”
According to prosecutors, the overenthusiastic fan was trying to point out Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, which houses the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
“That building is located right outside the courthouse where R. Kelly was being prosecuted at. It’s the first building on the corner,” he explained. That is the United States federal prosecution office. That’s where they at. That’s where they work at.
“We’re going to storm they office,” Gunn reportedly said before naming the 3 prosecutors and making threats to “storm” their offices as well.
Prosecutors claimed Gunn also shared a clip from the 1991 film “Boyz N The Hood” depicting four armed men jumping into a car and driving to a shooting.
Kelly, 55, who was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in September, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday (today).
Gunn, who goes by the online name “DeBoSki,” is said to have attended at least one day of Kelly’s trial last year.
He was apprehended by federal agents in Illinois on Saturday and held in custody after his arraignment in Chicago on Monday.
Prosecutors will seek extradition of Gunn to Brooklyn. Prosecutors said he faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted.
It’s unclear whether Gunn knows Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly. His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.