83 Babies rapper Lil Tony, who is signed to Rich the Kid's Rich Forever Music label, has been charged for the murder of a 9-year-old boy. As ABC 11 reports, Lil Tony, real name Antonio Davenport, was charged on Tuesday at the Durham County Jail in North Carolina. The 24-year-old rapper has been accused of fatally shooting Z'Yon Person and another unnamed 8-year-old child in a drive-by shooting.
Lil Tony is facing a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was already in jail prior to the latest charges due to an alleged domestic violence incident.
"The arrest is the result of relentless hard work by members of the Durham Police Department with assistance from the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force," Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis added. “Our officers and investigators, with support from concerned and engaged community members, will continue the fight against gun violence in our city.”
"I hear a horn and when the horn beeped I looked around," Z'Yon's aunt Danyell Ragland explained following the shooting in August. "I'm getting ready to turn and...I hear gunshots but I didn't know they were shooting at me. ... They're going to pay. They're going to rot in hell for what they did."
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.