A video posted to Instagram showing a person brandishing a gun while watching a Los Angeles police officer was apparently posted to social media by a member of a '90s rap group that was trying to ignite a comeback, police said Tuesday.
The video was shot from a within a car that was parked behind a LAPD patrol car and showed a uniformed police officer exiting his vehicle.
At one point in the video, the camera pans down from the patrol car to show a handgun being held by someone inside the parked car.
Detectives were made aware of the video on Thursday after it was posted to Instagram and later identified three people who were inside filming, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
"The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990s rap group no longer in fashion," the Police Department stated.
The video was posted to social media in an attempt to ignite a comeback by the rap group, according to the news release.
Detectives determined the video was made for entertainment purposes only and was not a credible threat to officers, however a warrant was issued for a person described as a "primary suspect" by Police Chief Charlie Beck.
"The crime he committed was carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, he has a prior conviction for the same offense which makes this into a felony," Beck said.
A person described as a "secondary suspect" was arrested over the weekend on charges unrelated to the video.
Police did not give the name of the rap group.
KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.