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US rapper wanted for suspected murder in Atlanta

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US rapper, YFN Lucci is wanted by police in Atlanta, Georgia, for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 28-year-old man in December.

Two suspects have been arrested over the killing of the 28-year-old victim.

Authorities have appealed for help in locating YFN Lucci, 29 – whose birth name is Rayshawn Bennett.

He is wanted on suspicion of murder, aggravated assault and participation in criminal street gang activity, police told US media.

They say another man was wounded in the incident.

According to Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee, Bennett is wanted on multiple charges in connection with his alleged role in the Dec. 10 shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams.

Chafee said that police officers were dispatched to a location in the 900 block of Peeples Street, S.W., at about 5:20 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon after receiving a call about someone shot.

When they arrived, Chafee said, officers found 28-year-old James Adams lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Grady EMTs along with Atlanta Fire-Rescue crews arrived at the scene and rendered medical aid, Chafee said.

After Adams was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta, he died from his injuries.

A short time later, a second victim, 32-year-old Kevin Wright arrived at Fire Station 14 by private vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, Chafee said. Wright ultimately survived his injuries.

Atlanta Police homicide investigators responded to both locations to begin their investigation.

Over the course of their probe, Chafee said, they were able to determine that the two shootings were likely related.

They ultimately identified three individuals tied to the shootings, he said. Two of the men were apprehended, while YFN Lucci remains at large.

According to Chafee, 17-year-old Leroy Pitts was apprehended and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He said that 23-year-old Ra’von Boyd was also apprehended. Boyd was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

YFN Lucci is facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Last month YFN Lucci released new material under the title Wish Me Well 3.

In 2018 rapper Cardi B was forced to defend her then-fiancé Offset against allegations of homophobia after he used a lyric by YFN Lucci that included the word “queer.”

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