Silentó, the rapper best known for ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),’ is charged with murdering his cousin

The 23-year-old, whose genuine name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, was apprehended Monday after authorities examined the death of his 34-year-old cousin, Frederick Rooks, according to a declaration from the DeKalb County Cops Department.

Cops reacted to a call about a shooting on January 21 and discovered Rooks with several gunshot injuries resting on a roadway in the Atlanta location suburban area of Panthersville, according to an occurrence report from DeKalb County authorities. Rooks was noticable dead at the scene, the report mentioned.

Security electronic camera video footage from close-by houses caught a minimum of one gunshot prior to a number of automobiles left the scene at high speeds, according to the report.

Cops stated in a declaration that Silentó was later on determined as a suspect.

Detectives have actually not yet figured out an intention for the shooting.

Silentó was reserved into prison on Monday and is presently being held there on a murder charge, prison records reveal. Authorities charged him with felony murder.

CNN has actually connected to agents for Silentó.

Silentó has actually dealt with a number of altercations with the law in current months.
Last October, the rap artist was apprehended in Atlanta after driving 143 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, according to a DeKalb County Cops Department occurrence report. He was offered citations for negligent driving, speeding, failure to keep lane and inappropriate stopping, prison records reveal. The charges are still pending, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
He was charged in September in Los Angeles with threatening 2 individuals with a hatchet. District attorneys stated that he supposedly strolled into a complete stranger’s opened house on August 29 and tried to strike 2 individuals with a hatchet prior to among them deactivated him. Silentó pleaded innocent, and the case is still pending, according to the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.