Rapper Silento Charged w/ Murdering His Cousin!!

Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested and charged on Monday with the murder of his cousin.

Silento, real name Ricky Lamar Hawk, 23, was arrested Monday after DeKalb police investigated the shooting death of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks. 

“Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks’ death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder. #WeAreDKPD,” the DeKalb County Police Department tweeted.

According to AJC, cops responded to a shots fired call January 21. When they arrived on the scene, they found Rooks dead with multiple gunshot wounds, according to DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant.

Video evidence was gathered from multiple residents’ security cameras, according to the incident report. The video showed several cars fleeing the scene at high speeds, and at least one gunshot was captured. Police are not yet aware of a motive for the shooting.

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