Silentó Arrested For Murdering Cousin In Atlanta
Written by Rika C on February 2, 2021
Atlanta rapper Silentó has recently been arrested and charged with the murder of his cousin, 34-year-old Frederick Rooks. The 23-year-old rapper is best known for his viral song and dance-craze “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” While the viral sensation has not managed to provide another hit to rival his breakout single, he has managed to stay relevant in the media through his frequent run-ins with law enforcement all over the world. According to reports, police were summoned to the Panthersville community around 3:30 AM on Thursday, January 28, after multiple gunshot explosions were heard. The lifeless body of the rapper’s cousin was found upon their arrival. After a prolonged investigation, police listed Silentó as the triggerman in the incident. Among the available evidence is video surveillance footage captured by residential security cameras. The video shows that several cars were on the scene but immediately sped off once the shots rang out. A total of 8 bullet casings were recovered at the scene.