Silento, the rapper well-known for the favored dance and track “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” is behind bars after he was arrested and charged with homicide within the taking pictures loss of life of his cousin, in keeping with authorities.
The 23-year-old rapper is accused of killing 34-year-old Frederick Rooks, in keeping with DeKalb County police. Silento was booked into the DeKalb County jail on one rely of homicide, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reviews.
Authorities found the sufferer within the early hours of January twenty first within the Panthersville space affected by a number of gunshot wounds.
Investigators mentioned they believed Rooks knew the residents at one of the properties within the space the place his physique was discovered.
“However, after a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified (Silento) as Rooks’ cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” police mentioned.
Responding officers have been capable of collect video from a number of residents’ safety cameras, in keeping with the incident report. Those movies confirmed a number of automobiles fleeing the scene at excessive speeds, and the footage captured at the least one gunshot.
The report mentioned eight bullet casings have been collected on the scene.
Right now, it’s unclear what Silento’s motive was for the taking pictures, in keeping with authorities.
But this isn’t the primary time Silento has had run-ins with the legal guidelines. Silento was again in September for a home violence incident in California. He was accused of threatening individuals with a hatchet as he looked for his girlfriend. You can learn all about that right here.
Then in late October, Silento was arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Jail on prices that he was rushing at greater than 140 miles per hour on I-85.
Silento rose to fame as a teenage rap sensation. His “Watch Me” video has been considered practically 1.8 billion occasions on YouTube.
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