6ix9ine Associate Indicted for Alleged Involvement in Chief Keef Shooting

The suspect was allegedly paid $10,000 to shoot Keef last summer in Times Square.


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Three associates of 6ix9ine have been indicted on criminal charges related to the 22-year-old rapper. And at least one of those suspects has also been linked to the attempted shooting of Chief Keef.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Anthony Ellison, Demard Butler, and Kintea McKenzie were federally indicted this week, about eight months after someone opened fire on Keef in NYC's Time's Square. McKenzie, aka Kooda B, was reportedly indicted after 6ix9ine told investigators he was the triggerman. Sources said McKenzie was allegedly paid $10,000 to shoot Sosa, who began beefing with 6ix9ine in spring 2018. 

The shooting, which resulted in zero injuries, took place in early June outside the W Hotel in NYC. Though 6ix9ine was confirmed to be in Los Angeles at the time of the attack, investigators questioned whether or not he had ordered a hit on Keef. 6ix9ine denied his involvement.

"He's a gangsta rapper. He promotes violence. So, I guess he has a lot of beef on the streets," 6ix9ine told TMZ about the shooting. "I don't know who he's beefing with that wants to hurt him, but it's definitely not me. I'm actually a fan. I've never shot a gun in my life, to be honest with you."

6ix9ine may have implicated himself in a video that surfaced online last month. The footage shows the DUMMY BOY rapper on a call with Keef's cousin Tadoe, trying to determine their whereabouts in NYC. After the call ends, 6ix9ine seemingly brags about placing a $30,000 bounty on Tadoe: "I got a 30 pack on him right now, bruh," he said in the footage. "I swear to god I got a 30 pack."

McKenzie has yet to be apprehended. Butler was picked up by the ATF on Wednesday, and Ellison remains in custody for the alleged assault and kidnapping of 6ix9ine. The suspects are expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. 

6ix9ine has remained behind bars since November 2018, when he and his associates were arrested on federal racketeering charges. 

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