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American rapper, Silento, arrested, charged for murdering his cousin

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American rapper, Ricky Hawk, popularly known as Silento, has been arrested charged for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin, Frederick Rooks.

The 23-year-old known for the 2015 viral hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, was arrested on Monday after the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia investigated the recent death of Frederick Rooks.

A representative for the DeKalb County Police Department said that they investigated a shooting on Jan. 21 at approximately 3:30 a.m. after Rooks was found in the roadway, suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.

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In a tweet on Monday, the DeKalb County Police Department announced the 23-year-old is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail.

“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.

“After a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” the DeKalb County Police Department said in a statement. “Investigators are still working to uncover the motive for the shooting.”” the tweet reads.

 

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