Silento, a rapper known for the hit “Watch Me (Whip / Nei Na)” (2015), was arrested and charged with the murder of his cousin, Frederick Roux.
According to the BBC and Variety magazine, the information was confirmed by Decalab Police in Georgia, USA, where the 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, is being held.
The crime occurred on January 21 and on Monday (1) the police posted on Twitter to report the artist’s arrest.
“Today, 23-year-old Ricky Hawk was arrested on the charge of killing his cousin, Frederick Roux, 34. On January 21, police began investigating Roux’s death after being shot in Deep Shoals Circle.”
A police representative said Frederick Roux was found on the highway with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police also said that investigations are on to find the motivation for the crime.
According to Variety, the artist’s representatives did not return the publication’s contact for comment.
Today, 23-year-old Ricky Hawk was arrested for the murder of his cousin, Frederick Roux. On January 21, the DeKolb County Police Department investigated Roux’s death after being shot at the Deep Schoer Circle. The accused of hawk murder is in Dekalab County Jail. #WeAreDKPD pic.twitter.com/AfaA8CtXgx