Rapper YFN Lucci wanted in fatal SW Atlanta shootout

Police offering $5K reward

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is wanted on a murder charge following a shootout that left one man dead and another injured last month in southwest Atlanta, authorities said.

The 29-year-old, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, is wanted on murder, aggravated assault, participating in criminal street gang activity and a weapons charge, Atlanta police announced in a news release Tuesday.

Two others, 23-year-old Ra’von Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts, were arrested on similar charges in Miami for their alleged roles in the Dec. 10 shooting, authorities said.

James Adams, 28, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head last month in the 900 block of Peeples Street, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Emergency crews were called to the scene about 5:10 p.m., but Adams later died.

A short time later, a second gunshot victim arrived at a nearby fire station with a wound to the abdomen, Atlanta police said. The 32-year-old survived his injuries, but investigators determined the shootings were related.

According to the police report, the shootout occurred in the 900 block of Dimmock Street and Adams’ body was dropped off nearby. Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene and the second victim at Fire Station 14, authorities said.

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Bennett’s arrest.

The popular rapper signed with Think It’s A Game Entertainment in 2014 and is probably best known for his 2016 song “Key to the Streets” featuring Gwinnett County-based rap group Migos. It was named one of the year’s 50 best hip-hop songs by XXL Magazine. A subsequent remix of the track featured Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

Anyone with information on Bennett’s whereabouts is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for the cash reward, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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