American rapper, Ricky Lamar Hawk, popularly known as Silento, has been charged with murder on Monday, February 1, and was arrested for his cousin Frederick Rooks’ shooting and death.
After the DeKalb police investigation, the singer was found guilty and was sent to jail on one count of murder.
A statement released by the DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent, Silento was being held without bond late hours on Monday, February 1, as shown in the jail records.
According to DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant, he stated that;
“Police responded to shots fired call on January 21 around 3:30 a.m. in the Panthersville area. They found Rooks dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.”
“I think it is connected to this house. We’re still doing a little bit more investigation. The people in the house know him, but he really doesn’t live there, so we’re trying to see what’s going on.” Bryant said.
“However, after a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder.” Vincent said.
According to the incident report,
“responding officers were able to gather video from multiple residents’ security cameras. The video showed several cars fleeing the scene at high speeds, and the footage captured at least one gunshot. Eight bullet casings were collected at the scene.”
Detectives are still working to uncover a motive for the shooting, Vincent said.
In August 2020, Silento was arrested twice in one week on domestic violence and gun charges in California.
Two months after that, he was also arrested by DeKalb police and was sent to jail on charges that he was speeding at more than 140 mph on I-85.