Atlanta rapper Silento—best acknowledged for his strike tune “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” together with the dance fad associated with it—was arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia on murder charges soon after currently being accused of shooting and killing his cousin.
The 23-year-outdated (whose true identify is Ricky Lamar Hawk) was taken into law enforcement custody Monday (Feb. 1) and booked into the Dekalb County jail on a single rely of murder in the taking pictures demise of 34-calendar year-old Frederick Rooks, police explained.
Authorities reportedly responded to a phone about pictures fired in the Panthersville place about two months ago (Jan. 21) all over 3:30 a.m. and discovered Rooks useless in the center of the avenue with several gunshot wounds. Law enforcement explained they uncovered at the very least 8 bullet casings encompassing Rooks.
Ring digicam footage from neighbors recorded quite a few cars and trucks leaving the scene after the taking pictures, and investigators later on connected the incident to Silento.
Investigators reportedly imagine the taking pictures sufferer (Rooks) realized the people of the property where his human body was found immediately after the capturing, but they’re however trying to set the pieces together with regards to the incident.
“I believe it is related to this house,” DeKalb law enforcement Lt. Rod Bryant mentioned at the time. “We’re however performing a small little bit a lot more investigation. The men and women in the home know him, but he really never stay there, so we’re trying to see what is going on.”
At first, investigators had no details about the capturing suspect, “However, following a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin, and the human being liable for Rooks’ murder,” police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent claimed in a assertion.
Vincent added that detectives are even now doing the job to establish a motive for the taking pictures.
Silento, who rose to fame as a teenage rap sensation again in 2015 thanks to his “Watch Me” online video, which has been viewed almost 2 billion moments on YouTube, has been arrested multiple times in new months, including two arrests inside of 1 week back in August 2019 on domestic violence and gun prices in California.
In late Oct, he was arrested for rushing on I-85 right after law enforcement caught him driving much more than 140 mph on I-85.
The law enforcement report stated that Silento informed officers he was speeding mainly because he was remaining adopted. He reported: “If there is like 10 cars and trucks next me, I can do 143 because I am not a standard individual, and you could go search on your personal computer and it would notify you that.”
And just just one thirty day period earlier, in September 2019, he was arrested for alleged domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon in two independent incidents in Orange County and Los Angeles.
According to reports, Silento was taken into law enforcement custody just after anyone noted a domestic disturbance and he was booked and unveiled on a charge of inflicting a corporal injuries on a husband or wife or cohabitant.
The future working day, he went to a random residence with a hatchet and entered the strangers’ residence whilst seeking for his girlfriend. Investigators explained the owners and their little ones were at residence at the time and were being shaken by the intrusion, but unharmed.
Silento was arrested by LAPD officers about a block absent from the house and afterwards billed with two counts of assault with a lethal weapon.