ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said.
The 29-year-old rapper turned himself in Wednesday, a day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett.
Police said Bennett and other “gang members” drove through rival gang territory on Dec. 10 and two people inside the car opened fire, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported citing an arrest warrant.
The rivals returned fire, hitting James Adams, 28, in the head, police said. Adams was “manually ejected” from the car and police later found his body lying in the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Later that day, Kevin Wright, 32, arrived at a fire station with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He survived.
Police said Ra’von Boyd, 23, was also in the vehicle during the shooting. Boyd and a 17-year-old juvenile were charged in the incident and were both arrested in Miami.
A warrant was put out for Bennett’s arrest Tuesday, charging him with murder, aggravated assault, participating in criminal street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Before he surrendered to authorities Wednesday night, he released his latest music video on his Twitter and Instagram pages.
Bennett’s attorney Drew Findling said a “review of the initial evidence” provided “no basis for any criminal charges.”
Lucci is best known for his 2016 song “Key to the Streets” featuring the Atlanta-area-based rap group Migos.