YFN Lucci, who was wanted on suspicion of murder after a 28-year-old man died in the hospital after being shot in Atlanta last month, has been arrested and is behind bars — and his girlfriend, Reginae Carter, is missing him.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Rayshawn Lamar Bennett, is suspected to be involved in criminal street gang activity and was allegedly involved in the shooting on December 10, which killed James Adam.
In a separate shooting, which the police believe to be related, a 32-year-old was shot in the abdomen and was taken to hospital with serious injuries after showing up at a fire station.
Recently, police in Atlanta issued a warrant for Lucci’s arrest and appealed to the public for any information which could help lead to his arrest. A reward of $5,000 was made available for anyone able to provide relevant information.
Officials responded to the shooting on December 10 at around 5:20 pm. They took Adams to Grady Hospital after finding him in the street, and he was later pronounced dead.
A police statement said that Lucci was wanted on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault, in addition to the allegations of criminal street gang activity and possession of a firearm.
Lucci turned himself in to the police and was booked into Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, and is now facing a murder charge.
Two other suspects in the case — aged 23 and 17 — have been arrested by the Atlanta Police Department on suspicion of being involved in the shootings. While police believe the two shootings are related, the investigation is still ongoing.
Reginae Carter, who is the rapper’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, gave fans an update saying: “Hey, Guys! Ray wants you all to know he’s in good spirits and doing well. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes … he’ll be home soon.”
Lil Wayne’s daughter shared a picture of YFN Lucci hugging her and revealed that she loves him and she misses him.
YFN Lucci, originally from Atlanta — released his debut mixtape back in 2014, titled Wish Me Well. He followed up with another in 2016 titled Wish Me Well 2 and completed the trilogy last year with the release of Wish Me Well 3.
He is known mainly for his most recent single, “Wet,” and his previous hit “Everyday We Lit.” Many people had encouraged the girlfriend to leave the rapper, but after a few months, they reconnected one more time.