Authorities say that 29-year-old Atlanta rapper YRN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
A day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, he turned himself in.
On Dec. 10, police say that Lucci and other “gang members” had driven through a rival gang territory where two other people had opened fire inside the vehicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported citing an arrest warrant.
Police said that rivals returned fire, hitting James Adams, 28, in the head. Adams was then “manually ejected” from the vehicle, and his body was later found lying in the road by police; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kevin Wright, 32, arrived at a fire station later that day with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He did survive.
Police said that during the shooting, Ra’von Boyd, 23, was in the car as well. In the incident, Boyd and a 17-year-old juvenile were accused, and both were arrested in Miami.
On Tuesday, a warrant was issued for Bennett’s arrest, charging him with murder, aggravated assault, engaging in illegal street gang activity, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.
Before turning himself in to the police on Wednesday, Lucci released his latest music video on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
His attorney, Drew Findling, said the “review of the initial evidence” presented “no basis for any criminal charges.”
Lucci is best known for his 2016 “Key to the Streets” song featuring the Migos rap group based in the Atlanta area.