While streaming on Twitch today, Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm suddenly got up and walked off camera for a minute. When he returned, he told viewers he was ending his stream for the day because someone had just shot at his house.
The popular streamer, known for playing (and sometimes over-playing) the character of a hyper-competitive, semi-toxic gamer, returned sans his trademark wig and sunglasses. He appeared shaken.
“I gotta end the broadcast right now,” he said. “Somebody shot at our house, broke the fucking upstairs window. This is the second shot. Someone shot yesterday. Someone shot yesterday at our fucking house, and someone shot again right now. It connected with the house upstairs, right? You’re driving by, right? You pussy! I gotta stop the stream.”
He ended the stream immediately afterward.
Kotaku reached out to police in Beahm’s district, who confirmed that they have a deputy on the scene and are investigating. No medics were needed, they said. Kotaku also reached out to Beahm, but as of publishing, he hadn’t replied.
As of now, there’s a message on his Twitch page that reads, “Doc and Family Are Safe. Proper Measures are be [sic] taken while stream is down for the day.”
UPDATE (9/12, 9:52am): Police told the San Diego Union-Tribune last night that the shots had likely come from a BB gun, and that they have not yet identified a suspect. Beahm wrote on Twitter that he plans to return to his standard streaming schedule today.