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Miami-Dade County PD

Rapper SpotemGottem was reportedly shot 5 times on Thursday night in Miami. He is allegedly in critical condition in a Miami hospital.

The news was first reported by Say Cheese TV Instagram blog. No other details are available.

Miami-Dade County police responding to a shots fired call pursued a car in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night. The car crashed at NW 143 Street and 6 Avenue and two men were ejected from the car. They are listing in critical condition, according to CBS 4 Miami.

It isn't clear if the two incidents are linked to Harden's shooting.

The gang-affiliated rapper, real name Nehemiah Lamar Harden, is best known for his song "Beatbox."

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The 19-year-old Jacksonville native is wanted for questioning in the 2020 murder of a Dallas man. Dallas authorities want to question him about the shooting death of Reginald Agnew Jr.

Detectives believe Harden bragged about Agnew's murder in the music video for his song "Again."

Harden threatened to sue the Dallas Police Department over "false allegations".

In July, Harden was arrested after federal agents raided his Aventura, Florida hotel room and discovered an AK-47 Draco pistol on his lap as he lay in bed.

Harden was wanted for aggravated assault at the time of his arrest. The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was released on bond.

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San Francisco PD

Desperate times calls for desperate measures. San Francisco officials are paying gang bangers $300-a-month to stop killing each other.

Participants could receive an extra $200-a-month if they meet specific goals such as getting a job or going to their parole appointments on time.

The Dream Keeper Fellowship pilot program will pay 10 people to be "public safety ambassadors" in their gangs.

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The new program is an effort to stem the gun violence in the Bay Area by paying gang bangers to put their weapons down.
 
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Initially the money will be paid out monthly in gift cards to 10 of the worst offenders who are at high risk for killing people.

The program will be funded by taxpayer dollars, along with private donations and a federal grant.

If the program is successful, officials will expand it to include more gang bangers on the city's payroll.

The announcement comes after the San Francisco Police Department tweeted an image of a woman leaning out of a Cadillac window while wielding an AK-47 last month.

Police later seized the Cadillac, but were unable to identify the woman.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, insisted the money is not simply "cash for criminals."

"These folks do not have any sort of income. And so part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that money is not a barrier to turning your life around," Breed told KPIX-TV.

She didn't explain what would happen if one of her "ambassadors" kills someone while on the city payroll.

California will also become the fist state to pay drug addicts if they promise to stop doing drugs.

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A Louisiana man and two others were shot dead while filming a TikTok milk crate challenge video on social media.

Shooting erupted just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday outside Linwood Public Charter School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

19-year-old Paris King was among the victims killed while filming a milk crate challenge video.

Video footage shows a man attempting to climb a milk crate pyramid just as gunfire breaks out.

"Get my gun, get my gun!" one man shouted. Another man shouted "Where my baby?" It is unclear if the man doing the crate challenge survived the shooting.
 

 
Initial reports were that two people were shot outside the school. First responders found Paris King shot dead in the backseat of a car at the scene.

A police spokesman told NewsWeek that a man tried to drive away after the shooting but stopped when he realized King was shot in the back seat.

The driver of the car, and the other passenger, did not suffer injuries, Newsweek reported.

The milk crate challenge -- part of the "Hood Summer Olympics" series on TikTok -- has spawned thousands of videos on TikTok. Multiple serious injuries have been reported.

Rapper Boosie Badazz challenged fellow rapper YK Osiris to attempt the milk crate challenge for $3,000 on TikTok.

The challenge didn't end well for Osiris.
 

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The mother of two men charged with killing a Chicago cop and wounding her partner was arrested after she made an impassioned plea for her sons in a viral video.

Mothers everywhere sympathize with 41-year-old Evalena Flores, who was arrested during a confrontation with Chicago police at Christ Medical Center where she demanded to see her son, Emonte Morgan.

21-year-old Emonte Morgan was shot multiple times during a scuffle with Chicago Officer Carlos Yanez during a traffic stop at S. 63rd and Bell Streets on the city's West Side.

Officer Yanez was also shot multiple times and is in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Officer Ella French was shot in the face when she rushed to assist her partner. French, 29, was later pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Emonte and his brother Eric Morgan, 22, were taken into custody on Saturday night. A female passenger later turned herself in and was not charged. She is cooperating with police.
 
ALSO READ: Two brothers charged in murder of Chicago officer Ella French
 
In a live-stream video filmed in her car outside Christ Medical Center, Flores explained the mindset her sons were in when they killed Officer French and wounded her partner.

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Flores said Chicago residents fear the police. "My boys are not monsters at all... there is another side," she said.

"I don't believe a damn thing CPD says. And I can guarantee you this, my boys was afraid, I'm afraid... Adults are afraid of the CPD... I'm not a criminal... but, if a cop get behind me, my heart drops."

At the conclusion of the livestream, Flores said:

"We fear our police here, we fear them... I need to be a voice for my boys. And that's all I gotta say. Let me get in this hospital to see my damn son!"

Police say that an officer was guarding the room where Emonte is being treated after being shot multiple times during Saturday's incident.

Flores allegedly entered the area via a security door, "causing a disturbance," according to a report provided by a police source to NBC 5.

"As Flores attempted to push her way past the Officer's [sic] she kicked a Christ Hospital Public Safety Officer in the groin. Flores continued to resist efforts to take her into custody while demanding to her son."

The YouTuber who uploaded Flores's video captioned it:

"Once again, a black woman embarrasses the world and fails to accept responsibility or reprimand her criminal offspring."

 

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Chicago PD

Two brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police officer Ella French, the Chicago Police Department announced Monday night.

Officer French was shot and killed and her partner was seriously wounded when they conducted a traffic stop Saturday night at S. 63rd and Bell Streets in the Englewood neighborhood.

The officers observed expired plates on the car with three occupants inside. Someone in the car opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon.

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Officer Ella French was shot in the face and pronounced dead at a local hospital. Her partner, Officer Carlos Yanez, was shot multiple times in the torso and is listed in critical condition in an ICU.

Police say 21-year-old Emonte Morgan was the triggerman. He is charged with murder, attempted murder, and unlawful use of a weapon.

His older brother, 22-year-old Eric Morgan, was the driver of the car. He also faces the same charges.

A female passenger, who later turned herself in, was not charged with a crime. She is cooperating with police.

The Morgan brothers are scheduled to attend a bond hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Update: Ella French's brother, Andrew, told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview that his sister was not married and did not have any children.
 

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Two teenage boys have been charged with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Bronx boy sitting in the back seat of a livery taxi cab last weekend.

Ramon Gil-Medrano, aka Rah Gzz, was shot multiple times in the head and upper torso as he sat in the back of a cab. The shooting occurred on East 178th Street And Valentine Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.

Police arrested Mekhi Williams, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old boy. Williams, who is believed to be a member of the Thirdside Gang, was picked up about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

The 15-year-old was arrested at his home in Queens about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The NYPD released video of the shooting on Sunday. The video shows two people ride up on a scooter and open fire through the rear passenger window, striking the teenager. The cab driver was not hurt in the shooting.

The family learned about Gil-Medrano's murder from a friend who was on the phone with him when he was killed.

Gil-Medrano's mother told the NY Daily News her son was on his way to a friend's place to record music when he was killed.

Police say Gil-Medrano was a member of the street gang 800 YGz (Young Gunnerz), and his murder was in retaliation for the shooting death of 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot hours earlier.

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Elliot was standing outside Angels Cafe in Belmont just after 3:15 p.m. when a shooter stepped out of a car and opened fire.

Cell phone video shot hours later shows Gil-Medrano's gang affiliates destroying Elliot's memorial. Gil-Medrano is seen taunting Elliot's gang affiliates, telling them to "pop out right now" and "come up here... Where you at?" (See video below)

Gil-Medrano and Elliot are among three teenagers shot in 5 days in what police are calling a "major gang war" in the Bronx.
 

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A Chicago Police Dept. report confirms late rapper King Von gunned down notorious teenage gangster Gakirah "K.I" Barnes.

King Von, born Dayvon Bennett, was shot and killed outside a lounge in downtown Atlanta on November 6, 2020.

Barnes, 17, reportedly killed more than a dozen people by the time she died in 2014. She allegedly angered King Von by rejecting his advances directly and on social media.

On April 11, 2014, Barnes responded to Von's messages on Twitter.com. She told him her location and said she was heading to a friend's house in Woodlawn.

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At 3:30 p.m., Barnes was walking with friends when she was shot multiple times on the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue. She suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the chest, jaw and neck, according to NBC Chicago.

According to the police report:

"An unknown M/1 wearing a Grey Hoodie and Blue jeans approached the victims. The unknown offender then produced a handgun and began firing in the direction of the victims, striking all three. The unknown offender then was observed entering an unknown vehicle making good his escape... The investigation revealed that the victim was killed by Dayvon BENNETT.... Bennett was positively identified as the offender in the incident."

However, police did not have enough evidence to charge the aspiring rapper in 2014. He was later charged in an unrelated murder and served time in prison.

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Londre Sylvester's killers were waiting for him when he walked out of the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday.

The aspiring rapper, known as KTS Dre, was fatally shot by multiple gunmen who followed him as he walked to his car, NBC Chicago reported.

The coroner counted at least 64 bullet wounds to the 31-year-old rapper's head, torso, arms and legs.

His brazen murder outside the jail made headlines globally.

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Sylvester is the latest rapper to lose his life to gang violence in Chicago. He was one of 40 people shot in Chicago over the weekend.

A 60-year-old woman who was walking with him at the time was shot in the knee. She is reportedly listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital. A 30-year-old female bystander was grazed in her mouth, and is also listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, per Fox 32 News.

Sylvester was out on bail on charges related to his April 2020 arrest for being a felon in possession of a weapon and resisting police. He was fitted with an ankle monitor prior to being released.

He was killed days after West Coast rapper Indian Red Boy, born Dijon Rivera, was fatally shot as he sat in his car behind a Hawthorne, Los Angeles apartment complex.

He was shot 12 times and his murder was captured on Instagram Live.

Rumors suggest Rivera was killed in retaliation for vandalizing a mural of the late West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while live streaming on Instagram last week. Police confirm 21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was found deceased in a car in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, July 8.

Indian Red Boy, of Inglewood, was apparently shot 12 times while live-streaming with a fellow gang member, Kapone.

The graphic video shows Rivera was hit under his left eye and in his neck and upper torso. He pleaded with Kapone for help and said he was in Hawthorne, before he began spitting up blood.

Rivera's death sparked speculation that the Bloods gang member was killed for vandalizing late rapper Nipsey Hussle's mural in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His friend, Kapone, who is seen in the livestream, recently dropped a video in which he bragged about defacing Nipsey's mural.

OG rapper Willie D called out Rivera's senseless murder and the ongoing gang violence and retaliation that may result. Watch both videos below.

CAUTION: Video contains scenes of graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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NYPD

Police arrested a gang member who shot a man in broad daylight and narrowly missed two children on a Bronx sidewalk.

Michael Lopez, 27, was taken into custody on Friday morning, June 25, and charged in the brazen June 17 shooting of Hassan Wright, 24.

Police say Lopez has a outstanding warrants. He was previously arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery, and revenge porn for distributing graphic images of a woman.

Lopez is a member of the notorious "Make it Happen Boyz" street gang in Harlem.

Surveillance video captured Lopez chasing Wright and opening fire as Wright stumbled over two children, 13-year-old Mia Toribio and her 5-year-old brother Christian Toribio.

The children, who were strangers to Wright and Lopez, were on their way to the store to buy a loaf of bread.

Video shows Mia using her body to shield her little brother from the gunfire. Lopez escaped on the back of a scooter driven by another gang member.

Neither of the children were injured. Wright took himself to the hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his back and both legs. His condition is unknown.

Mia and Christian's horrified parents watched the violence unfold from their apartment window.

"They saw the gunman running down the block shooting and they thought they were shooting their children," Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "That little boy won't leave his dad's lap. When he hears a fire cracker, he thinks it's a shooting."

The children, their parents, and 2-year-old sister were honored at a NY Yankees game on Sunday, June 20.