Rapper Starlito, who was wanted by police in connection to a shooting at a local Batter'd & Fried restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities Thursday morning. Warrants for Starlito's arrest were issued just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night, charging him with aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession.
#BREAKING: Nashville rapper Starlito surrenders in east Nashville shooting— NewsChannel 5 (@NC5) August 3, 2017
According to a report from News Channel 5, the altercation began when two men entered the restaurant and one of them, 36-year old James Fletcher, punched one of Starlito's friends in the face. Following this incident shots were fired; however, it remains unclear if the shooter was Starlito or his friend, hitting Fletcher in his left leg. This was caught on surveillance video at the restaurant.
Reportedly, Fletcher did not suffer any serious injuries from the shooting and he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Police reported he was not cooperative with detectives when they attempted to interview him about the incident.
At the time of the shooting, Starlito was out on bail stemming from harassment charges according to East Nashville News. This charge comes from Starlito sending photos of himself next to the complainant's car with a gun. One of the messages read "somebody is going to die tonight." Starlito was set to appear in court on Aug. 16 in relation to these charges.
Starlito had also recently released his new album, Hot Chicken, on July 5.
We reached out to Starlito's publicist for comment and we will update this story with an official statement as it comes through.