Florida Rapper Lil Dell on the Run After Being Charged With Murder

The rapper—whose real name is Cordellious Dyess—was a part of a group of teenagers that fired more than 40 shots into a large crowd.

Rapper Lil Dell

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Rapper Lil Dell

Nineteen-year-old Florida rapper, Lil Dell, is wanted for his alleged connection to a Memorial Day murder. 

According to ABC 3, the rapper—whose real name is Cordellious Dyess—was a part of a group of teenagers who fired more than 40 shots into a large crowd at a parking lot near the Platinum Night Club in Pensacola, Florida, intending to hit a rival gang member. A stray bullet struck Elizabeth Harris, who would later die at a nearby hospital.

Last week, three teens were arrested for their alleged involvement in the crime, 18-year-old Tequan Warren, 17-year-old Markeasia James, and 19-year-old Dante Walker. But police have yet to locate Dyess.

Walker is considered an accessory to the crime, while James and Warren are facing first-degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated assault charges. James and Warren are possibly looking at life in prison if they're convicted. Per authorities, Dyess could face a fate similar to Warren and James if he's caught. 

Harris' family admitted to ABC 3 they are conflicted by the situation. Vallie Harris, her younger sister, said she knew the suspects personally. 

"It's sad because I grew up with these people. I went to school with them. I seen these people every day," Vallie said. "Now when I think about it, I have to think these people did this to my sister."

As for Harris' mother, Tawanna Campbell, she feels like throwing these kids in jail will only create more damage. 

"It's not gonna solve anything.... I want my baby and I can't get her back, you know?" said Tawanna Campbell, Elizabeth's mother. "It's a lose-lose situation. These children have lost their lives, my daughter has lost her life and they're gonna lose family. I've lost my family. It's just too much."

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