Last weekend rapper and filmmaker Christopher Martin, a.k.a. Play of Kid N Play, found himself back in the music news cycle thanks to a bizarre accident involving three criminals fleeing a botched home invasion, a police gun battle, and bystander Martin really being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
[Raul Riva] Aldamo and two accomplices had reportedly broken into a nearby home and were holding the family inside at bay when police arrived. As he tried to flee the scene, Aldamo nearly ran over an officer, and was subsequently shot. He drove about half a mile down Holloway St. before slamming into Play’s SUV at the intersection of Morgan and Mangum streets. The rapper’s SUV reportedly flipped over before striking a Honda Accord. Play and his passenger, Michelle Gonzales, were ejected from the vehicle.
Aldamo’s accomplices were nabbed by police and the ringleader “died at the scene,” but both Play and Gonzales thankfully survived, and were released from a local hospital yesterday with presumably non-permanent injuries. An unexpected reminder to keep your eyes peeled on the road, everyone, because you never know when, uh, a mortally wounded felon will come careening into your car.