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R. Kelly Known Associate is Person of Interest In ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Shooting Threat

EXCLUSIVE

Police have a connection from a member of R. Kelly‘s entourage to a shooting threat made during a screening of the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … NYPD has Donnel Russell listed as a person of interest for the incident that went down last month in NYC. We know Russell is a business associate of Kelly. We’re told police want to speak to him about the threats that were phoned into a theater as it was showing the Lifetime docuseries. 

As we reported …  someone called the NeueHouse just 20 minutes into the screening, and warned someone in the audience would start shooting up the place if the program continued. The venue was immediately evacuated. 

Cops tracked the number down to a man with a Chicago-based 773 area code. We’re told police have connected that number to Russell, and have attempted to make contact with him, but have had no luck thus far in reaching him directly.

Interestingly enough, the father of Joycelyn Savage, one of Kelly’s alleged sex slaves, filed a police report last week in Georgia claiming a guy by the name of Don Russell texted him threats right before ‘Surviving’ aired on TV. 

Our law enforcement sources tell us they believe that “Don” is the same Donnel Russell the NYPD is trying to contact.

We’ve reached out to Russell ourselves, but have not heard back.

Lil Xan St. Louis Gun Threat … Criminal Investigation Closed

EXCLUSIVE

Lil Xan has one less thing to stress about as he completes rehab treatments … because we’ve learned Xan and the St. Louis rapper who threatened him with gun violence are putting their beef behind them. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the criminal investigation into a series of threats against Xan is now closed. We’re told Xan’s camp and VladHQ had a sit-down … and afterward informed police there was no desire to pursue criminal charges. 

We broke the story … VladHQ posted a disturbing video threatening Xan before an October performance in St. Louis. He also posted a pic of himself armed and threatened he would show up at the concert — and that prompted the venue and promoters to cancel the show

At the time, we were told the feud was over money. Sources close to the situation tell us … Xan’s associates told Vlad he was taking the wrong approach to settle their differences. Once Vlad made it clear he understood … both sides agreed to squash the beef.

Win, win for both men — after all, Xan has more immediate issues on his plate.