East Baton Rouge prosecutors who have asked twice that a judge revoke probation for rapper NBA YoungBoy are monitoring a Florida case to see whether the performer was involved in a Sunday afternoon shootout that injured his girlfriend and left a bystander dead.
District Attorney Hillar Moore III, whose office wants the rapper imprisoned for a 2016 assault case, said Monday that local investigators have been in touch with detectives in the Miami area and expect to receive updates as the Florida investigation continues.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Miami-area law enforcement agencies are looking for connections among a series of weekend shootings.
"There are a lot of unanswered questions," Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters.
By Monday morning, police were questioning at least seven people detained after the Sunday afternoon shooting outside Trump International Beach Resort Miami, where 19-year-old Kaylyn Marie Long was wounded. The Miami Herald cited a witness in identifying her as the girlfriend of NBA YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden.
It's unclear whether Gaulden was among those detained for questioning.
Gaulden is set to appear in court Friday when Louisiana state District Judge Bonnie Jackson will consider the prosecutors' latest request to revoke his probation, which cites his Feb. 11 arrest in Atlanta — his second arrest in two years. Gaulden was sentenced to three years' probation in 2016 with a suspended 10-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm.
One of the conditions of Gaulden's probation was that he remain arrest- and conviction-free. His February arrest stemmed from an incident at an Atlanta hotel in which Gaulden and a woman got into an altercation with housekeeping staff.
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Gaulden, as NBA YoungBoy, was on Sunday's lineup of performers at the weekend's Rolling Loud Music Festival at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Sunday's gunfire in Sunny Isles Beach killed 43-year-old Mohamad Jradi, who was sitting in his van across the street from the Trump resort. The Herald reported Jradi was just leaving work to celebrate the day with his family when a bullet struck him in the head. Another bullet grazed a 5-year-old boy who was treated and released by paramedics at the scene. Long was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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On Saturday, Chicago rapper AAB Hellabandz, 24, whose real name was Ameer Golston, was fatally shot outside the Cameo nightclub on Miami Beach. A second person was taken to the hospital in that shooting. So far, no arrests have been made.
Another rapper, Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was arrested on a weapons charge Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service said.