Ricky Hawk – aka Rapper Silento – Arrested For Murder of His Cousin

The 23-year-old rapper from Atlanta, Ricky Hawk, popularly known as Silento has been arrested for the murder of his cousin, police said. 

The DeKalb County Police Department wrote on Twitter, “Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks’ death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle.”

According to police, Rooks suffered gunshot wounds to the face and leg which later caused his death at the scene. 

Hawk rose to fame with his viral hit, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) in 2015.

The rapper was booked at 6:35 pm and is now under the custody of the DeKalb County Jail. 


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