Crime & Justice

Police say rapper, wife tried to reconcile before killing

In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Stephanie Moseley attends Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children Holiday Toy Drive at Crocker Club in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say 34-year-old rapper Earl Warren Hayes apparently shot and killed his wife Moseley and himself at a Los Angeles apartment. Police say the bodies were discovered Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2014.
In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Stephanie Moseley attends Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children Holiday Toy Drive at Crocker Club in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say 34-year-old rapper Earl Warren Hayes apparently shot and killed his wife Moseley and himself at a Los Angeles apartment. Police say the bodies were discovered Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2014.
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In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Stephanie Moseley attends Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children Holiday Toy Drive at Crocker Club in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say 34-year-old rapper Earl Warren Hayes apparently shot and killed his wife Moseley and himself at a Los Angeles apartment. Police say the bodies were discovered Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2014.
Rapper Earl Hayes attends Timbaland's "Shock Value II" album release party at Hudson Terrace on December 8, 2009 in New York City. The bodies of Hayes and his wife were found in a Los Angeles apartment in what was apparently a murder-suicide.
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Update 2:20 p.m.: Police say rapper, wife tried to reconcile before killing

Los Angeles police say rapper Earl Warren Hayes and his estranged wife were trying to reconcile in the days before he killed her, then took his own life.

Detective Scott Masterson says Tuesday that Hayes and Stephanie Moseley had recently gotten back together.

The detective says Moseley, an actress who'd appeared on the TV series "Hit the Floor," called relatives last week to say things were going well.

But police say on Monday, Hayes shot her and himself in their Fairfax-area apartment.

Hayes was an acquaintance of professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Masterson says police have asked to interview Mayweather following media reports that he may have spoken to Hayes before the shooting.

2:14 p.m.: LA police suspect rapper shot, killed wife, self 

Los Angeles police say a rapper apparently shot and killed his TV actress wife and himself at a Los Angeles apartment.

Police say the bodies discovered Monday morning are those of 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes and 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley.

Hayes was a rapper and an acquaintance of professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Moseley was a dancer and actress who appeared in the VH1 cheerleader drama "Hit the Floor."

Police say they went to the apartment complex after neighbors reported shots being fired and a woman screaming.

Officers heard more shots and called in a SWAT team, which found the couple dead.

There's no word yet on a motive.