It’s a sad day for Wu-Tang Clan fans and even bleaker one for Jeryl Grant, b.k.a. as Killa Sin of the group Killarmy. This past Saturday of November 23, he was arrested on charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting a man six times in the chest.
The shooting took place down the block from the Sangita Shala night club at 556 Richmond Road about 4 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, and left a man — identified by sources as Darnell Brown, 33 — wounded, though not fatally. That club saw a gun-related incident back in February, according to police.
Police arrested the alleged shooter, Jeryl Grant, 37, of the 100 block of St. Mark’s Place in St. George, Wednesday. He’s charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to information from District Attorney Daniel Donovan’s office.
Grant gave detectives an account of what happened, according to a law enforcement source: He said he parked his truck behind the night club, which he referred to as “Fires,” then headed to a birthday party at Edgewater Hall on Bay Street in Stapleton.
Grant got a ride back to his truck sometime between 3 and 3:30 a.m., and found people hanging around it. “And next thing you know there’s a shooting. At least that’s what he told investigators,” the source said.
Even if the plea of self-defense is heard out in court, there’s a few disclaimers that could speak inevitable doom for Grant. He’s currently on parole until Oct. 3, 2015 for criminal weapons possession. Killa Sin served two stints in prison for the same charge– a three-year sentence for in 2003, and a four-year sentence for a 2007.
The fact that Killa Sin appeared on a Wu-collaborated track named “Murder Spree” will probably drive defense lawyers to the brink of insanity. There have been no reports on Sin’s plea in the case but his willingness to cooperate with authorities on the matter suggest it would likely be “not guilty.”
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