Rapper Kodak Black has reportedly pledged to pay the college tuition of the children of two FBI agents who were killed on the job in Florida last week.
The Florida-born rapper, born Bill Kahan Kapri, sent a letter to the FBI Miami Division via his lawyer, offering to pay for tuition for the children of the two slain agents, Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger, TMZ reports. In the letter, which was obtained by the outlet, the 23-year-old rapper reportedly said that he has also experienced the tragic loss of a loved one and was raised in a single-parent home.
In a video shared on social media, Kapri’s lawyer can be seen announcing the rapper’s decision to a small crowd.
“[You] know what kind of heart he has,” he said early in the video, in reference to the rapper, who did not speak during the clip. “He’s always [risen] to the top in terms of any kind of charity, any kind of giving.”
The agents in question were killed in the early morning hours on February 2 while attempting to serve a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida to a man who was suspected of crimes related to child pornography, WSVN reported. When authorities arrived at the home, the suspect locked himself inside of his apartment and began shooting through the closed door. Alfin and Schwartzenberger were fatally shot, and the gunfire struck three other agents who sustained non-critical injuries. The shooter then died by suicide.
Schwartzenberger was honored during a memorial service at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Saturday, and Alfin’s service was held the following day, ABC News reports. FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke about the agents during both services, describing them as “two warriors” who worked hard to fight against crimes against children, according to the outlet.
Schwartzenberger leaves behind two children, aged four and nine, while Alfin is survived by his three-year-old child, TMZ reports. It is currently unclear if Kapri’s offer to cover their tuition has been accepted.
Kodak Black released his first mixtape in 2013 but it wasn’t until the release of his fourth tape, in 2016, that he earned a spot on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B chart. He’s risen to fame in recent years and has collaborated with Travis Scott and late rapper Juice WRLD.
In one of his final acts before leaving office, former President Donald Trump pardoned Kapri, who’d been incarcerated since March 2020 on firearms-related charges, Billboard reports. He was serving a 46-month sentence. However, he may still face decades in prison if convicted in an ongoing sexual assault case related to an alleged February 2016 incident, according to the outlet. Details surrounding that alleged incident are unclear.
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