Silento Arrested for Allegedly Murdering His Cousin
Written by B87FM on February 1, 2021
Silento has been arrested for the alleged homicide of his cousin.
The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper, born Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was taken into custody on Monday (Feb. 1) and charged with the homicide of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks, based on Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Division.
Authorities responded to a name of an individual shot inside a house on Jan. 21 round 3:30 a.m. Rooks sustained gunshot wounds to the face and leg and was bleeding severely. An officer mentioned he “felt a attainable faint pulse” when he arrived, however Rooks was pronounced useless on the scene, studies XXL.
Immediately, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the homicide of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Division investigated Rooks’ demise after he was discovered shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is within the DeKalb County Jail charged with Homicide. #WeAreDKPD pic.twitter.com/AfaA8CtXgx
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Eight bullet casings had been reportedly discovered on the scene. Authorities have launched an investigation into Rooks’ demise, however they nonetheless don’t have a transparent motive behind the capturing.
Silento, 23, was booked into DeKalb County Jail for felony homicide on Monday night.
That is the newest run-in for Silento. Again in October, he was busted for driving 143 mph. Previous to that in August, he was arrested and charged with two felony counts of assault with a lethal weapon after he allegedly entered a stranger’s home and threatened them with a hatchet.
Silento is greatest recognized for his 2015 hit single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” which peaked at No. Three on the Billboard Scorching 100 and spawned a viral dance craze.