Rapper YFN Lucci Wanted In Connection With Atlanta Murder

The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, is wanted for murder and other charges in the Dec. 10 slaying of James Adams.

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Authorities in Atlanta are looking to arrest rapper YFN Lucci for his alleged involvement in a fatal shooting last month.

The 29-year-old rapper, born Rayshawn Bennett, is being sought in connection to the Dec. 10 slaying of James Adams, the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement released earlier this week. Just before 5:30 p.m. on that day, officers responded to reports of a shooting on Peeples Street and found Adams lying on the ground, having sustained a gunshot wound to the head; he later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Later that same evening, a second victim, identified as 32-year-old Kevin Wright, arrived at a local fire station with a gunshot wound to the abandon, having gotten a ride there from an unnamed person, police said. He survived the shooting, but after an investigation, detectives with the Atlanta Police Department concluded that the two shootings were most likely related.

Bennett is facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Two other suspects — 23-year-old Ra’von Boyd and a 17-year-old — are facing the same charges, and have already been apprehended with the assistance of the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Miami Police Department, the Miami US Attorney’s Office, and the FBI’s Miami office, according to a police statement.

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Bennett began his career with the 2014 mixtape “Wish Me Well,” but his career took off two years later with the 2016 release of his sophomore mixtape, “Wish Me Well 2,” which led to collaborations with other well-known acts, like rapper Meek Mill.

The investigation into the Dec. 10 shooting is ongoing, and authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Bennett’s arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta by calling their tip line at 404-577-TIPS or leaving an anonymous tip online at StopCrimeATL.com.

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