Reports the New Orleans Advocate:
New Orleans police early Friday arrested Lil Wayne protégé Widner “Flow” Degruy and two others after they were indicted Thursday in the Memorial Day slayings of two brothers in New Orleans East.
Degruy, a rapper who is signed to the Young Money Entertainment label, originally was booked July 1 on a pair of murder charges in the slayings of a longtime friend, Kendrick “Muddy Cup” Bishop, 22, and his 18-year-old brother, Kendred Bishop. The siblings were shot dead May 25 as they sat in a Kia sedan in the 3800 block of Bright Drive.
Degruy, 23, made his $500,000 bail after that arrest and was out free until authorities scooped him up Friday on the new indictment, along with a girlfriend, Jamya “Mya” Brady.
She is newly charged on two obstruction counts.
Also arrested in the killings, and indicted this week, was alleged accomplice Jonathan “Lil Joe” Evans, 18, who has remained behind bars on $535,000 bail since his initial arrest.
Flow and his alleged accomplice have been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Reportedly, Flow returned to the scene of the crime after dropping his cell phone. Apparently his struggle was caught on film.
A police report suggests Degruy had left his phone at the scene after unleashing a storm of gunfire on the two brothers and was trying to retrieve itin an interaction that was caught on a police officer’s body camera.
Police say Degruy showed up after the killings, spotted a cellphone on the ground and acted shocked, in what authorities describe as feigned surprise.
“Hold up, hold up,” Degruy reportedly said. “That’s my phone.”
Police say he also lied about his name, then changed his story and said he opened the door to the brothers’ home to the sound of gunshots ringing out. He told police he ran to the Kia and tried to call police, but his phone’s screen was cracked, so in a fit of rage he threw the phone on the ground, according to a police report.
Police arrested Degruy after viewing video footage from Bright Drive, which allegedly shows Degruy and another man running from the car after the gunfire.
Don’t expect a Flow album on Young Money to ever happen. Just saying.
Photo: New Orleans PD