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Silento Arrested For Murdering Cousin

Silento Arrested For Murdering Cousin The Music Industry Report INC.

(Image via: DeKalb County Sheriff Office)

According to wsbtv, rapper Silento was arrested Monday afternoon on murder chargers. Silento, real name Ricky Hawk, was accused of shooting his cousin Frederick Rooks and killing him last month.

Around 3:30am, police responded to a shooting near Deep Shoals Circle on January 21st. Here they found the body of Rooks in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police found around eight bullet shells near Rooks body. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators connected Ring camera videos showing near by passing cars to the 23-year-old Hawk, aka Silento and arrested him Monday.

Investigators are still working on a motive for the crime and Silento is currently sitting in DeKalb County Jail at the moment. Silento is most famously known for his "Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae" song.

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