Jussie Smollett Cops Spot Persons of Interest On Surveillance Video
1/30/2019 3:11 PM PST
Cops investigating the Jussie Smollett attack say they finally have a lead from surveillance video … but they’re gonna need the public’s help to locate multiple persons of interest.
Chicago PD says detectives were able to find a camera angle that revealed “persons of interest wanted for questioning” in the assault and battery of the “Empire” star. Cops are careful not to call the people suspects in the case.
Police say they’ll be releasing images of the persons of interest shortly.
We broke the story … Jussie says two men in ski masks jumped him, beat him up, doused him with bleach and left a rope around his neck before fleeing. He says they yelled, “MAGA country” as they got away.
We’ve confirmed Jussie’s manager Brandon Z. Moore told police he was on the phone with Jussie during the alleged attack. Brandon says he told cops he clearly heard the MAGA comment as well as the racial and homophobic slurs.
We know the attack happened somewhere near Jussie’s residence in Chicago, and that police were reviewing cameras — city-owned and from privately owned buildings in the area.
Story developing …