On Wednesday, TMZ—citing “law enforcement sources”—reported that police believe the shooting “appears to be a hit” instead of merely an armed robbery attempt. Police are said to be looking into online threats that were made against Kodak prior to the shooting, which took place on Monday when the Bill Israel artist was in the area for Cultur3Fest.
No suspects, at least according to the report, have been formally identified at this time and the investigation is still going. Mentioned in the report, however, is that police are believed to be reviewing recent comments from 808 Mafia co-founder Southside.
Earlier this month, Southside mentioned Kodak during an Instagram Live session.
“Yak, you still a bitch,” Southside said over the weekend. “We can bump, too. I’ll be back in Miami in a week. Pull up wherever, we can bump. Don’t bring no security.”
Southside’s comments, notably, were widely interpreted as a response to Kodak’s own comments about City Girls’ Yung Miami.
Complex has reached out to a spokesperson for the Tallahassee Police Department for additional comment regarding this latest development. This post will be updated accordingly.
As for the shooting in question, regional outlet Tallahassee Democrat said earlier this week that a security guard for Kodak was shot early Monday morning near the parking lot of a McDonald’s by people in a car who police said were previously following Kodak and his team. While early police reports stated Kodak was ultimately relocated from the scene in another armored vehicle, the security guard—who was shot in the leg—was transported to a nearby hospital in Tallahassee.
Kodak himself later addressed the shooting, stating on Instagram that it was “just some little bullshit on some lame little shit.”
This month also saw the release of Kodak’s new song and video “Easter in Miami,” boasting production from DzyOnDaBeat and Nick Seeley. The video, meanwhile, was helmed by DrewFilmedIt.