Florida rapper Key Vani, real name Kevani Camila Hicks, has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly beating and then fatally shooting her manager in Miami in October.
Surveillance video of the incident involving Hicks reveal A 27-year-old woman was accosted by her manager and another man in a raucous scene in an alley outside Wynwood Walls Park in Miami. daily mail report.
The video shows the rapper arguing with the male driver of a white Lexus sedan on October 9th. The two immediately started fighting. However, another man, identified as the rapper’s manager, joined the fight and they tied the woman to the street, where they beat her.
Eventually, the fight ended, and the rapper got up and walked away from the two men, both of whom turned toward the car. However, the lull quickly turned deadly when Hicks reached into his purse, pulled out his handgun, and let go of the two men. The manager was hit several times.
Meanwhile, a second man jumped into the Lexus and drove off as Hicks opened fire on the car. The man rammed her car into Hicks, hitting her as she made a U-turn in the street.
Hicks and the manager were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where the manager was pronounced dead from his wounds.
Surveillance camera footage showed rapper Kee Vani allegedly shooting and killing a man in front of Wynwood Walls. Vani claims the shooting was in self-defense. The incident occurred in October. pic.twitter.com/lBrkji0Zdn
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“We know from her statement that the victim in this case is her manager and she says she is a singer. But we don’t know what led to this altercation. “No,” said Miami Police Department spokesman Michael Vega.
Hicks claims he fired the gun in self-defense because he still felt under threat from the two men.
According to the arrest report, “As the defendant tried to walk away from the victim, the victim began screaming at her, and the voices grew closer and closer. The defendant was frightened by the victim’s large size and began to scream at her. He said he felt frightened when he heard cries of “I’ll kill you with one blow.”
But prosecutors argue that the claim of self-defense is problematic because the manager who was shot was trying to leave the scene when Hicks opened fire.
Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glaser denied bail for Hicks, saying:This does not negate the finding that there is [probable] For second-degree murder, the victim tried to leave, but after he hit her, she shot him. ”
Hicks was placed on $50,000 bail and house arrest. Her next court appearance is scheduled for February 15th.