Rapper Silento charged with murder in shooting death

ATLANTA – Silento, the Atlanta rapper recognised for his strike song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” was arrested Monday and billed with murder in the shooting death of his 34-12 months-outdated cousin, authorities reported.

DeKalb County law enforcement reported in a statement on Twitter that the 23-12 months-outdated rapper whose lawful identify is Ricky Hawk was arrested in that suburb of Atlanta. The law enforcement statement reported he is in the county jail, billed with murder in relationship with the Jan. 21 death of Frederick Rooks.

The statement failed to elaborate on the situations of the death or Hawk’s arrest.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Hawk was currently being held without bond late Monday.

The newspaper had reported formerly that law enforcement responded to a contact of shots fired on Jan. 21 about 3:thirty a.m. in the group of Panthersville in DeKalb County. The newspaper cited law enforcement as indicating officers discovered Rooks lifeless with a number of gunshot wounds that night.


It wasn’t immediately recognised if Hawk had an lawyer who could remark for him. His supervisor did not immediately react to an emailed ask for for remark Monday night.

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