Murder charges were filed Tuesday against the rap singer known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and two companions, prosecutors said.
The rap artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and McKinley Lee and Sean Smith were accused in the Aug. 25 shooting of Philip Waldemariam.
Police said Broadus was driving a Jeep from which shots were fired at Waldemariam after an exchange of gang signs.
The district attorney’s office said a special allegation of use of a firearm was filed against all three defendants.
Lee was additionally charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle, causing death.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, a rising new star in rap music, appears on the Dr. Dre album “The Chronic” and has his own debut album.