Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Shyheim Arrested on Hit-And-Run Charges

Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim is currently in police custody after surrendering on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He is accused of having crashed into another car in Staten Island and fleeing the scene on foot at 5AM on New Years Day, with the crash resulting in the death of baker Felipe Avila.

This is not the only pending legal matter Shyheim is facing. He was arrested back in April 2013 on felony gun and drug charges after police searched his house and discovered heroin and a .32 caliber Serrifile Inc. Terrier One revolver. He has previously served time in prison for robbery back in 2002.

Shyheim was 14 years old when he released his first single, "On And On," in 1993. Since then, he has released five solo albums, but is more known for his participation in the legendary freestyle at Madison Square Garden alongside Big Scoob, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Big Daddy Kane in 1995 and the posse cut "Show & Prove" alongside Kane, Scoob, Sauce Money, Jay Z, and Ol' Dirty Bastard. He also made a cameo appearance in TLC's "Waterfalls" and had roles in movies such as In Too Deep and The Preacher's Wife.

Prior to turning himself in to authorities, Shyheim posted a video on YouTube asking his fans to help support his growing legal bill. The video begins with a note that states the address where checks and money orders can be sent directly to his lawyer, Leo Duval.

[via Hip-Hop Wired]

RELATED: "A Real Breath of Fresh Air": Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" Turns 20
RELATED: The 20 Best Wu-Tang Clan Albums
RELATED: Interview: Mack Wilds Talks About Growing Up Around Wu-Tang & Why Urban Is The New Pop

Stay Connected with
Complex Music
Tags: shyheim, wu-tang-clan
blog comments powered by Disqus