Silento a MURDERER??
The rapper was arrested for the murder of his cousin.
According to information obtained by XXL via Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Department on Monday (Feb. 1), Silento, born Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was arrested for the murder of 34-year-old Fredrick Rooks, who was killed on Jan. 21. The police department confirmed via Twitter that Rooks is Silento’s cousin.
Shortly after the murder took place in January, authorities responded to a call of a person shot at the intersection of Deep Shoals Circle and Corners Xing around 3:30 a.m., where Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident report says that the deceased man sustained gunshot wounds to the face and leg, and was bleeding severely. There were also at least eight shell casings recovered at the scene near where Rooks was lying in the roadway.
While one officer searched for Rooks’ license, presumably to identify him, another felt for a pulse, to which the officer said he “felt a possible faint pulse.” After EMS and the fire department arrived on the scene, it was determined that Rooks had succumbed to his injuries.
The call to law enforcement was made by a third party, who received a call from their daughter. The daughter lives on Deep Shoals Circle as well. The person who called, a man, told police his daughter heard several gunshots and saw a body laying in the street.
Silento was booked into the DeKalb County Jail at 6:35 p.m. today for felony murder. As of press time, bail does not appear to have been offered.