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A missing wallet led gang members to abduct and murder two women whose bodies were found under a bridge with plastic bags tied over their heads.

Road crews found the bodies of Vanita Richardson, 19, and Truvenia "Bean" Campbell, 31, under a bridge in Rome, Georgia on May 13.

Nine people, including Desmond Brown, 28, and Devin Watts, 36, were arrested and charged in the case. Christopher Pullen and other gang members were also charged with two counts of felony murder each.

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Georgia authorities believe Brown (left) accused the two women of stealing his wallet, which led to the murders. Watts (center) and Pullen (right) are pictured in booking photos.

GBI Special Agent Ghee Wilson testified that Brown accused the women of stealing his wallet after he attended a birthday party. Brown, Watts, Pullen and fellow gang members then lured the women into a car and confronted them about the missing wallet after driving to Alabama, The Rome News-Tribune reported.

The women were killed on the way back to Rome, the News-Tribune reports.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Wilson testified that Brown ordered the women out of the car to search them at gunpoint. He shot Campbell multiple times when she resisted. Her younger sister, a high school student, tried to comply but was shot twice.

The men put their bodies in the trunk of Campbell's car and continued on to Rome, where they dumped the bodies over the bridge like trash.

Pullen, who was riding with Brown, told investigators that Brown's mother eventually called to say she found the wallet behind a TV in the living room.

He said Brown got erratic and pulled out of a drive-through line, cursing. "He said 'I just caught two bodies for nothing,'" Wilson testified.

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Fetty Wap affiliate Tripple Beanz was shot and killed by 2 masked gunmen as he approached the driver side door of his black Range Rover at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27.

Surveillance video outside the DFG Recording Studio shows the Newark, New Jersey rapper glance nervously over his shoulder as he approached his vehicle parked on the 300 block of Avon Avenue.

Moments later, two masked men jumped out of a stolen Jeep across the street and opened fire at close range. Beanz, real name Corey Thompson, 29, rolled around on the ground as the gunmen continued firing at him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 p.m.

The shooters jumped back into the Jeep driven by a getaway driver.

Old skool rapper Willie D believes Beanz's murder was an inside job because the shooters knew exactly when he was leaving the studio.

His shooting led to a series of shootings in the New Jersey area over the weekend.

East coast rappers are moving with heavy security since record labels began signing serial killers affiliated with street gangs as rap artists.

According to Vladtv.com, DFG Recording Studio in New Jersey issued a statement after Thompson's death calling the 29-year-old a "superstar in the making," and someone who "genuinely was tryna change his life around."

Watch video of the shooting below (no audio).
 

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Dallas police released images from a surveillance video that shows a suspect wanted in the shooting death of rapper Mo3.

Police released grainy images that show a thin Black man while fleeing the scene of the shooting.

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The suspect is wearing all black skull cap, face covering, long-sleeved top and faded grey jeans that appear to be falling down, revealing light blue boxer shorts. He is holding what appears to be an Ak-47 pistol with a drum magazine.

Police say the gunman fled the scene of the shooting in a 2014 or 2015 black Chevrolet Camaro.

The rapper, real name Melvin Noble, was leaving a female friend's house on Nov. 11, when he called his manager to say he was being followed by another vehicle.

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Noble was known to flaunt what appeared to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, designer clothes and flashy jewelry on social media. This photo of the rapper holding stacks of cash was uploaded to his Instagram account.

Noble drove onto Interstate 35 in an effort to elude the other vehicle but the car pursued him onto the freeway.

Police say Noble crashed his car, exited the vehicle and tried to escape on foot. But the gunman chased him down and shot him in the back of the head. Noble was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Noble's female friend later took to Instagram and denied setting up the rapper for a robbery.
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris (left) has a message for Chicago gang bangers and other out-of-towners who bring death and destruction to Atlanta streets.

T.I. spoke out after Chicago gangster-turned rapper King Von (right) was gunned down outside a hookah lounge in downtown Atlanta over the weekend.

Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, 26, was shot in the side as he fought with Savannah rapper Quando Rondo, 21. Bennett was transported to Grady Hospital where he died.

Rondo's brother, Timothy Leeks, 22, was arrested and charged with Bennett's murder. He is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

T.I. doesn't appreciate out-of-towners spilling blood on our immaculate streets.

He captioned an Instagram post: "Handle YOUR beefs in YOUR city. Thx in advance. - King."
 

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An affiliate of rapper Quando Rondo was charged with the fatal shooting of rapper King Von during a brawl outside an Atlanta hookah club early Friday.

Von, born Dayvon Daquan Bennett, is one of three people shot dead and three wounded during a fight outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta.

Police arrested Timothy Leeks, 22, who allegedly shot Bennett who was fighting with Quando, real name Tyquian Terrel Bowman, 21.

Leeks, aka Lul Timm (pictured right), was then shot and wounded in the leg by another man. Leeks was arrested by Atlanta police at Grady Hospital where he went to seek treatment for his leg wound.

"The homicide of Bennett is closed with this arrest," Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker told AJC.com.

Video footage from the club shows Bennett laying mortally wounded in the street with a gunshot wound to his left side.

Bowman (wearing black) is on top of Bennett, attempting to remove Bennett's coveted diamond-studded "O-Block" chain to keep as a trophy.

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Bennett's chain was designed by Ice Box, a premium jewelry store located in the Buckhead neighborhood on Atlanta's northwest side.

The chain signifies O-Block, the notorious 6400 block of South Martin Luther King Drive on Chicago's South Side. It is considered the most dangerous block in all of Chicago, and it is where Michelle Obama lived as a child.

The block is named after Gangster Disciples member Odee Perry, 20, who was shot and killed by Tooka gang member Gakirah "KI" Barnes when she was only 13.

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Years after killing Perry (pictured left), 17-year-old Barnes (pictured right) was shot nine times while walking to a girlfriend's house for lunch on April 11, 2014.

Bennett was named as the triggerman in her death, but he was never charged.

Watch surveillance footage of Bennett's murder below.
 

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Asian Da Brat reportedly regrets saying she only dates men with at least 3 bodies. "Body" is slang for a murder victim or murdering someone.

The Instagram model and aspiring rapper, who is formerly known as Asian Doll, sparked furious debate online when she tweeted her unusual preference in men last month.

The 23-year-old Sagittarius, born Misharron Jamesha Allen, said she won't speak to a man unless he's a killer. And not just any killer -- a serial killer.

"Please have at least 3 body's [sic] before you talk to me Boy I like killers," she tweeted.

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But friends say she had a change of heart as she mourns her ex-boyfriend, gangster-turned rapper King Von, who was shot and killed in Atlanta early Friday. They broke up sometime in August.

She tweeted on Friday: "I wanna die 2 Shid it feel like I'm dead already."

Friends say she now regrets glorifying gang bangers and killers.

Von King, who was born Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was shot during a street fight with rival rapper and gang member Quando Rondo outside a hookah lounge around 3 a.m.

Friends transported Bennett to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Bennett, 26, is linked to at least 10 murders on Chicago's South Side including the unsolved murders of gang bangers Gakirah "KI" Barnes in 2014 and Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman in 2012.

Bennett was charged with murdering a man and wounding several others at a house party in Chicago in 2014. He spent three-and-a-half-years in prison.

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After his release from prison, Bennett (right) moved to Atlanta to team up with gang member-turned rapper Lil Durk (left) who signed Von to his label OTF Records and EMPIRE.

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Bennett and Lil Durk were arrested for a shooting near the Varsity restaurant in downtown Atlanta in February 2019. They are pictured in court before they were released on $250,000 bond each.

Watch surveillance footage of King Von's murder below.
 

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The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has identified the shooter who ambushed and shot two deputies as they sat in a patrol unit outside a Metro bus station in Compton on Saturday.

The suspect's name has not been released and he/she is not yet in custody, Fox News reported Tuesday.

LASD deputy Claudia Apolinar, 31, was shot in the jaw. Her 24-year-old male colleague was shot in the head. Both officers are recovering from emergency surgery in stable but serious condition.

Apolinar's 65-year-old father Adolfo has held a bedside vigil for his daughter. She is a former librarian and the mother of a 6-year-old boy. "I'm here with her right now," he told a reporter in Spanish. He added that an LA Sheriff's Department deputy was standing guard outside her hospital room.

Apolinar and her colleague graduated from the police academy last year.

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A 33-year-old father of two was mistakenly identified as the shooter in a police BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert issued on Monday.

Darrell Hicks, a youth football coach, was described as "armed and dangerous" and incorrectly stated he was wanted for the attempted murder of two LA County deputies.

It is unclear how Hicks' name and photo ended up on the BOLO alert. Hicks said he received death threats on social media after he was named as the gunman.

Hicks said he was out riding a dirt bike all day Saturday and had nothing to do with the shooting. An attorney with the Cochran Group law firm is representing Hicks.

"Any person would suffer greatly when falsely accused of a crime, especially a crime as heinous as this," said attorney Brian Dunn.

Hicks said he is afraid to take his 2 daughters outside, and he believes that his neighbors look at him differently now.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the BOLO circulating on social media was erroneous. He offered a $200,000 award for information leading to the capture of the suspect.

Villanueva challenged NBA star LeBron James to match his award. The sheriff said, as of Tuesday morning, there has been no response from James.

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A Los Angeles city manager used a famous quote by Malcolm X to describe the unprovoked shooting of two Compton cops.

City manager Jose Ometeotl posted a meme on Instagram on Sunday. The post showed a B&W photo of Malcolm X along with the words "chickens come home to roost."

The two LASD deputies - a 24-year-old male and a 31-year-old mom of a 6-year-old boy - were sitting in a police cruiser outside a bus station in Compton when they were shot on Saturday.

The unidentified female deputy was shot in the jaw, while her partner was shot in the head. Both deputies are out of surgery and listed in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a Black female, 28-30 years old, wearing dark clothing. After the shooting, she fled in a dark color sedan that could be a black Mercedes Benz.

In his Instagram post, Ometeotl described police as "deputy gangs" and seemed to suggest they deserved to be shot.

He captioned the post, "The shooting of anyone is a wholly unacceptable occurrence in society. I do not condone the type of violence seen in the shooting of the deputies yesterday in Compton. I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community. These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community host because they could..."

Ometeotl made his Instagram private after a journalist questioned him about the post. Ometeotl's post sparked outrage among law enforcement communities.

"Apparently, hatred and irresponsible rhetoric is also to be expected from leftist politicians and those in positions of power," wrote one journalist, who added, "Awww, what's the matter, Ometeotl? Can't stand a little heat? You can dish it out but can't take it? Too bad."

Police believe the shooting was a gang initiation. The shooter is still at large.

At a campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday night, President Trump said, "I just saw a video of that animal who went up to the car. They were unsuspecting, fine people - very fine people."

"If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty," he said.

Joe Biden said: "This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice. Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it should be caught and punished. Jill and I are keeping the deputies and their loved ones in our hearts and praying for a full recovery."

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the shooter.

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Waka Flocka Flame asked his Instagram followers to keep the same energy for gang bangers as they do protesting police who shoot petty criminals.

The 34-year-old Atlanta-based rapper posted a series of thought-provoking memes on his IG page that revealed his conservative ideologies.

In one meme Waka wrote: "How can we as a community beg the police to don't shoot but we killing each other still? We gotta ask ourself how bad do we want true freedom?"

According to the Washington Post's database on police shootings, 13 unarmed Black men were killed by police in 2019. While hundreds of Black men, women and children have died as a result of gun violence in the U.S. since 2019.

Waka suggested that Marxist organizations use anti-police protests to distract Black people from the very serious problems that plague our community.

In another meme Waka wrote: "I guarantee you if all the hoods in America seen eye to eye police a shit on they-self!!! [sic] Nobody can f-ck with us unified."

In a third post, he wrote: "[How] can we love our gangs more than our Forefathers and Ancestors??? And not understand the reason why they fought for freedom?"
 


 


 


 

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Members of violent street gangs in Chicago have formed a "shoot on sight" pact to execute police officers who draw their weapons on suspects.

Chicago, which has the highest national average of officers being shot or killed, is home to multiple factions of street gangs who are "actively searching for" and filming police officers, according to an FBI report.

Chicago-based FBI agents released an August 26 "situation information report" that details the gang activity, ABC7 reported.

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The report states: "members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer, in order to garner national media attention."

According to police superintendent David Brown, there is an overall "sense of lawlessness", and the "danger to police officers is real and increasing."

Brown continued: "I think it's bigger than a suggestion. I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago's history. So I think it's more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops."

"We need police officers and as community members we need to push back fervently against lawlessness," Brown said.