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Silento Charged With Murdering Cousin in Georgia

Silento Charged With Murdering Cousin in Georgia”

He was taken into custody by the Dekalb County Police Department, who confirmed via Twitter that the 34-year-old man that was killed was Silento's cousin, Frederick Rooks.

The rapper known as Silento, who released the hit track Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) in 2015, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly murdering his cousin.

The police statement said he is in the county jail, charged with murder in connection with the January 21 death of Frederick Rooks.

He's now being held in DeKalb County Jail.

Police responded to a call about a shooting on January 21 and found Rooks with multiple gunshot wounds lying on a road in the Atlanta area suburb of Panthersville, Georgia, according to an incident report from DeKalb County police.

The statement didn't elaborate on the circumstances of the death or Hawk's arrest. It said he is being held without bond.

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The news comes after the rapper, age 23, has been arrested multiple times in recent months in connection to domestic violence, weapons and speeding charges.

"He stated, "If there is like 10 cars following me, I can do 143 because I am not a regular person and you could go and look on your computer and it would tell you that".

LADbible has contacted Silento's reps for comment regarding the murder charge.

"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)' rose to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart".

His latest track "Swish" was released on Thursday (28 January).



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