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Aspiring Rapper Update

Posted on | September 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Aspiring Rapper Update

Readers may have forgotten Timothy Nathaniel Leeks, but last November, the 22-year-old was arrested in the fatal shooting of rapper Dayvon Bennett, a/k/a “King Von,” outside an Atlanta hookah bar.

It’s been two months since our last Aspiring Rapper Update, and I know that many of our readership may have been disappointed in the dearth of recent news about violence affecting the hiphop community.

Such readers will no doubt be interested to learn that Timothy “Lil Tim” Leeks has not been idle since being busted for shooting King Von. It seems that the original charge of murder was reduced to manslaughter, perhaps because video of the incident showed that King Von was the aggressor in the fight that ended with him being fatally shot. So in March, after twice being denied bail, Leeks was released on $100,000 bond and immediately resumed his peaceful, law-abiding civilian life.

That was sarcasm, OK?

Timothy Leeks is a lifelong thug and a menace to society, and it was no surprise to learn that he got busted Wednesday on 11 different charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in Chatham County, Georgia.

A search of Savannah-area media turned up no coverage of the arrest — apparently high-speed pursuits aren’t deemed newsworthy in Savannah — but as the website HipHopDX says, you can find Leeks in the Chatham County jail database. Meanwhile, the “aspiring rapper” motif has become an international phenomenon, e.g., Ontario, Canada:

An aspiring Scarborough rapper has been arrested for the shooting murders of two young women at a Fort Erie Airbnb in January.
On Thursday [Aug. 26], Niagara Regional Police confirmed that with the assistance of Toronto Police, 22-year-old Christopher Lucas — who cops said was also known as ‘El Plaga,’ was arrested and charged with the shocking deaths.
He faces two counts of first-degree murder and was to appear for a video bail hearing in St. Catharines on Thursday.
On Jan. 19, during a birthday bash at a chalet-styled home along the Niagara Parkway, 20-year-old Windsor resident Juliana Pannunzio and 18-year-old Christine Crooks, of Toronto, were shot.
Someone called 911 and police arrived to find the women dead.
Detectives previously released video surveillance images of the party in an attempt to identify some of the unknown guests who attended.
A $100,0000 reward was also offered for information leading to the arrests of the perpetrator.

There’s a birthday party. Two women get shot to death. Everybody leaves the party before cops show up. An aspiring rapper is arrested.

You will perhaps not be surprised to learn that Christopher Lucas had previously been arrested in 2016 for attempted murder and 22 other charges including assault with a weapon, robbery with a firearm and possession of crack cocaine. Meanwhile, in Colchester, England:

Two men who launched a vicious knife attack on an aspiring rapper and young father after smashing down his front door have been convicted of murder.
Alinjavwa Siwale, 22, was stabbed and died in the kitchen of his Colchester home while his younger brother Suwi frantically cried out for help.
Chelmsford Crown Court heard Phoenix Lee, 20, and Sheldon McKay, 25, carried out a swift attack “lasting less than two minutes” shortly after midnight on December 11 last year.
CCTV footage captured the pair approaching the front of the house the Siwale brothers shared in Affleck Road, on Colchester’s Greenstead estate.
Lee took a short run up before kicking in the front door, before the pair entered the home.

Sometimes the aspiring rapper is the victim, sometimes the perpetrator, but seldom far from the scene of the crime.




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