April 25, 2024

US Rapper, Silento charged with murdering his cousin

Rapper Silento has been charged for murdering his cousin.

The rapper was arrested on Monday for allegedly shooting his older cousin to death in a suburb of Atlanta.

The rapper, whose real name is Richard Lamar Hawk, 23, was charged with murder in the January 21 fatal shooting of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.

Police found Rooks with several gunshot wounds in Panthersville, Georgia, which is about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Surveillance video captured at least one gunshot and several vehicles driving away from the site, an incident report stated. 

Cops found eight bullet casings at the scene.

The motive of the shooting is still not clear.