John Atterberry, the music executive who was shot in the face during Friday's shooting in Hollywood, has died, according to published reports.
Atterberry, 40, was sitting in his silver Mercedes on Friday by the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine St. when the gunman shot him. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where he remained in critical condition until Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at 4:51 p.m.
Atterberry is a longtime recording industry manager and promoter and has been involved with acts like the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times.
The gunman, identified as 26-year-old Tyler Brehm by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, randomly opened fire at approximately 10:19 a.m. near the ArcLight Cinemas. The suspect allegedly fired between nine and 12 shots before being killed by police, according to reports. When he ran out of bullets, the gunman allegedly pulled out a knife, yelling, "Kill me" and "I want to be killed."
In what the Los Angeles Police Department called a "random shooting," witnesses enlisted the help of two police officers who were working on a nearby movie set after seeing a man open fire in the street. The man walked northbound on Vine with a gun in the air and when cars began driving by, lowered his gun and fired at them.
On Saturday, new information released about the shooter showed he broke up with his girlfriend of four years, Alicia Alligood, this month. She says that their split may have triggered Brehm's shooting rampage.
She also says that he had been very stressed lately and began taking drugs given to him by an unnamed pharmaceutical salesperson.
Alligood says he was a "humanitarian" who was "extremely motivated to change the world for the better."