Rapper YFN Lucci surrenders to detectives investigating a double murder in Atlanta hours after releasing a new song on his Twitter and YouTube page
- The rapper YFN Lucci was wanted on suspicion of the murder of a 28-year-old
- The victim was shot on December 10 and later died at Grady Hospital
- Police allege the shooting of a second man is linked but are still investigating
- The rapper released a music video on Wednesday before handing himself in
Rapper YFN Lucci released a new music video last night before turning himself into police as he faces a murder charge over an alleged double shooting in Atlanta.
Homicide investigators in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday appealed to the public for help locating the 29-year-old, whose real name is Rayshawn Lamar Bennett.
On Wednesday, he released new song Rolled On which he shared on his Twitter and YouTube page.
The rapper YFN Lucci (pictured) was wanted by police on suspicion of an alleged murder of a 28-year-old in Atlanta on December 10
On Wednesday he released a new song called Rolled On which he shared on his Twitter and YouTube page
But just hours later, he was taken into custody at the Fulton County Jail on charges relating to felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm
His attorney Thomas Reynolds told CNN: ‘The presumption of innocence is a fundamental constitutional right for every citizen. Beyond this, we have no further comment at this time.’
YFN Lucci was wanted for his alleged role in the murder of one man and for the alleged shooting of another on December 10.
In a statement, Atlanta police had said: ‘Bennett is wanted on multiple charges for his role in the shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams.’
Officers discovered the mortally injured Adams in the middle of the street after being called out around 5.20pm and he was taken to Grady Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A second victim, aged 32, was shot in the abdomen but survived the attack and arrived at Atlanta’s Fire Station 14 in a private vehicle.
In a statement, Atlanta police said: ‘Bennett is wanted on multiple charges for his role in the shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams’
Police allege that the two shootings are connected but the investigation is ongoing.
Police has offered a $5,000 reward for any information which could lead to the rapper’s arrest.
Two other suspects, aged 23 and 17, have been arrested by police for their alleged involvement.
YFN Lucci is an Atlanta-native who is known for his 2017 hit ‘Everyday We Lit’ and 2020’s ‘Wet. (She got that…)’.
Last month YFN Lucci released new material under the title Wish Me Well 3.