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UPDATED 1/22, 10:10 p.m. ET: YFN Lucci has requested bond in his murder case, arguing that he has "four underaged children whom he financially supports," TMZ reports. The newly filed legal docs also point to Lucci taking care of his mother as another reason he should be granted bond.
On top of that, Lucci reassured the judge in the case that he "poses no significant threat or danger to any person, to the community, or to any property in the community."
UPDATED 1/15, 3:30 p.m. ET: Atlanta authorities have shed more light on the fatal shooting allegedly involving YFN Lucci.
An arrest warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the 29-year-old rapper was behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting that left one person dead and another injured. Investigators say Lucci and three "gang members" drove to an area occupied by a rival gang on Dec. 10, when two individuals inside the car began shooting. It's reported that the suspected shooters were 23-year-old Ra'von Boyd and 28-year-old James Adams, who was wounded in the head by return gunfire.
The arrest warrant states that Adams was "manually ejected" from the car after he was shot. He was found lying on the road shortly before he was pronounced dead.
Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts were arrested in Miami in connection to the shooting; however, the details of Pitts' involvement remain unclear.
"Our review of the initial evidence made available to us indicates there is no basis for any criminal charges against Rayshawn Bennett," YFN Lucci's lawyer Drew Findling told the AJC. "We will continue our own independent investigation on his behalf."
The rapper is reportedly being held at Fulton County Jail without bond.
UPDATED 1/14, 10 a.m. ET: YFN Lucci turned himself in to law enforcement on Wednesday night and is being held at Fulton County Jail. TMZ got its hands on the audio of a 911 call pertaining to the incident, where a woman is heard “describing a man clinging to a moving SUV before he was left for dead.”
The caller told the 911 operator the man looked like he had been shot in the head and was "still trying to fight for his life” as she waited for an ambulance to arrive.
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YFN Lucci has been charged for his alleged involvement in a fatal shooting last month.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the rapper—legal name Rayshawn Lamar Bennett—is wanted in connection to the Dec. 10 murder of James Adams, a 28-year-old Atlanta man who died from a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities confirmed Lucci, 29, is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault, participating in criminal street gang activity, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Law enforcement said they have arrested two other men, 23-year-old Ra'von Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts, on similar charges in Miami for alleged involvement in the shooting.
According to AJC, Adams was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. Later that day, a second victim arrived at nearby fire station with a wound to the stomach. The man ultimately survived the attack, which officers believe was related to Adams' shooting.
Atlanta police are offering a $5,000 for anyone who provides information leading to Lucci's arrest. The public is urged to submit their tips to Crime Stoppers Atlanta by either calling 404-577-8477 or texting 274637.
News of Lucci's charges comes more than a month after he released his Wish Me Well 3 project.