Atlanta rapper Silento arrested in murder of his cousin

Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested in the killing of his cousin who was observed shot to death final month in DeKalb County, Ga, authorities explained Monday.

Silento, whose serious identify is Ricky Hawk, 23, was booked Sunday on suspicion of felony murder, DeKalb County jail data demonstrate.

A DeKalb County Police Department incident report reveals that officers found Frederick Rooks, 34, lying on a highway in Panthersville, southeast of Atlanta, about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 21.

Rooks had been shot in the experience and a leg, the report says. He was pronounced lifeless at the scene.

Neighbors heard numerous gunshots and alerted authorities, the report claims. Safety video clip showed a number of autos fleeing, 1 honking its horn.

The department did not give additional facts about how investigators discovered Silento as the suspect.

Associates for Silento did not straight away answer to a ask for for remark.

Silento’s 2015 solitary, “Observe Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” gained him a major place on the Billboard Scorching 100 and nominations on television award shows.

Silento was arrested last calendar year and accused of driving 143 mph on Interstate 85, NBC affiliate WXIA of Atlanta reported. He told police he was rushing mainly because he’d been followed following leaving a club in Gwinnett County, in accordance to the station.