Silento, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, 23, was booked Sunday on suspicion of felony murder. According to Georgia’s DeKalb (duh-kalb) County Police Department The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper, was taken into custody yesterday and charged with the murder of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks.
Reports are that authorities responded to a call of a person shot inside a home on Jan. 21 around 3:30 am. Rooks sustained gunshot wounds to the face and leg and was bleeding severely, an officer said he “felt a possible faint pulse” when he arrived, but Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eight bullet casings were reportedly found at the scene. Authorities have launched an investigation into Rooks’ death, but they still don’t have a clear motive behind the shooting.
This is the latest run-in for Silento. back in October, he was busted for driving 143 mph. Prior to that in August, he was arrested and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly entered a stranger’s house and threatened them with a hatchet.