The Atlanta rapper behind the 2015 viral hit single and dance craze “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of his cousin, authorities said, per AJC.
The 23-year-old, whose real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, was arrested on Monday In DeKalb and booked on one count of murder, police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said in a statement.
Police say he is responsible for the death of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks.
On January 21, police responded to shots fired at around 3:30 a.m. Rooks was found dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. A total of eight bullet casings were found at the scene, the report noted.
No suspect was identified at the time.
“However, after a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” Vincent said.
The outlet notes that video from residential cameras helped detectives pinpoint a suspect as they showed several cars fleeing the scene.
Detectives are still working to determine a motive for the shooting.
Back in October, the rapper was arrested for driving at 143 miles per hour. In November, he was arrested and charged with trying to hit two people with a hatchet in their home.