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Grace Slick Accused of Aiming Gun at Officers

March 06, 1994| Associated Press

TIBURON, Calif. — Former Jefferson Starship lead singer Grace Slick was released on bail Saturday morning after being booked on charges of felony assault and felony brandishing a weapon at a police officer.

Officers from the Tiburon Police Department went to the singer's Marin County home after receiving a call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from an apparently intoxicated man who said a drunken woman was firing a shotgun in the house, the police report said.

When officers arrived, Ira Lee, 58, came to the door yelling "Kill me!" police said. Officers subdued him.

Slick came to the door carrying a shotgun. She pointed it at the officers, and yelled at them to leave her property, police said.

The 54-year-old singer refused to drop the shotgun when ordered to do so by police, but Officer Bob Rossi was able to wrestle the gun away from her when her attention was diverted, the report said.

Marin County Jail officials said Slick, also known as Grace Johnson, posted $7,000 bail Saturday morning. Lee was taken to Marin General Hospital for evaluation, Tiburon police said.

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