A Florida rapper has been arrested for the murder of a local gang member after he allegedly documented the crime for a music video.
According to Polk County deputies, Lakeland, Florida resident La’Darion Chandler, 19-years-old, shot John McGee, 33, in the back after the two exchanged words in the street. The incident occurred on December 17.
McGee, who was released from prison two months prior, on October 8, was a known gang member who went by “Bang Bang.”
“He’s a troublemaker, make no mistake about it, but he shouldn’t have died,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told Fox 13 of the victim. “But on December 17, two months after he was released from prison, he was shot in the back.”
McGee was taken to the hospital after the shooting where he was expected to recover but succumbed to his injuries 24 days later after refusing proper treatment.