An up-and-coming rapper out of Maryland by the name of Kealo Ivy was unfortunately the victim of the very same thing he promoted.
The 21-year-old was killed during a rap video shooting where witnesses claim it was an accident, despite police arresting one man for the crime.
Reports NBC Washington:
Police say the victim of a fatal shooting in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, was filming a music video at the time of his death.
Keaway Lafonz Ivy, 21, of Southeast D.C., was found dead in a parking lot in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ivy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Lafonzo Leonard Iracks, 21, of Northeast D.C., was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with Ivy’s death.
According to a preliminary investigation, Ivy and Iracks were shooting a music video when Iracks discharged his weapon, striking Ivy. Investigators have not said whether the shooting was intentional or accidental.
There’s no word on what charges Iracks is facing. He is currently being held in D.C. and is awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
It is being speculated the gun that discharged was being used as a prop for the video.
Browse through the picture gallery below to see the scenes from the rap video shooting, Iracks and Kealo’s biggest hit, “Hang With Me,” which got less than 5,000 plays on YouTube before his death.
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