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Police say Michigan rappers’ triple homicide is gang-related and ask for tips

A detective investigating a triple murder case Earlier this year, three rappers died in a Detroit suburb. He said Friday’s killing was the result of gang violence and had nothing to do with music.

The body of Armani Kelly in Oscoda, Michigan. Detroit’s Montoya Givens. Dante Wicker of Melvindale, Michigan. Authorities found him the next day, February 2, in an abandoned apartment building in the city of Highland Park, six miles northwest of Detroit.

“This is a gang violence-related incident,” Michigan police said Friday, citing the need to dispel false rumors.

‘This murder was no accident,’ agency says murmuredadded that it had nothing to do with “music or performance”.

Montoya Givens, Dante Wicker, Armani Kelly. (Detroit PD; NAMUS)

Kelly’s mother, Laurie Kemp, has not disputed the gang-related characterization. Claimed the crime was gang-related retaliation since my son was in prison

In an interview with NBC affiliate WDIV in Detroit, “I think it was a gimmick,” Kemp said of the triple murder.

“Did you know Armani was in a gang?” she said in a segment aired on the station on Friday. “No. Did he get into a gang in prison? Yes.”

In 2022, Detroit News will Kelly was released early from prison, he was held on charges of armed robbery. “He really turned his life around,” his fiancé Taylor Perrin told the publication.

of Three people went missing around the time a concert at a venue in Detroit scheduled for January 21 was cancelled.The missing persons case turned into a murder investigation when three bodies were found on February 2nd.

On February 7, police announced the cause of death as “multiple gunshot wounds.”

A spokesperson for the Wayne County Attorney’s Office said there was no public information about anyone who might be of interest.

On Friday, the Michigan State Police, the primary agency investigating the triple homicide, said no one was in custody in the murders and is seeking witnesses and clues that could lead to the termination of the victim’s family. rice field.

“There are others who know the details and we need them to come forward,” the agency said.

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