Turk Sentenced to 12 Years for Shooting S.W.A.T. Team Deputy

TURK1.jpgA judge in Memphis sentenced former Cash Money rapper Turk to 12 years in prison for wounding a sheriff’s S.W.A.T. team deputy in a January 2004 drug raid. According to Memphis’ Commercial Appeal News, Turk, whose real name is Tab Virgil, was charged with attempted second-degree murder. On Wednesday (April 26), Turk entered an Alford plea, sometimes known as a “best-interest” plea, which allows the defendant to dispute certain allegations while still allowing them to accept an agreed-upon sentence to avoid a longer sentence if convicted. Legally, the Alford plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. The 12-year sentence was reduced from the 25 years that he initially faced for an attempted first-degree murder charge. Since last October, Turk has been serving an additional 10-year federal sentence for being a felon in possession of a handgun.

  • pena capital

    some of these fools are really better off death and burried.taking to steps forward and drop 10 steps back!!
    black rob..what a waste!
    turk should have neva picked up a mic!!
    another PROOF that gangsta’s and rap don’t mix..ask DETROIT!

  • whoa

    does this mean he was “keepin it real”?

  • Therapist

    sad shit man… hate to see niggas get locked up but damn homey, you bussin at the swat team???

  • http://xxl.com Big Momma Pink

    This is what happens when keepin it real goes wrong.

  • gerv

    Shit Turk ass was trippin 4real shooting at the S.W.A.T team he lucky they didn’t just kill his ass on the spot.Another example as Dave Chapelle show said when keeping it real goes wrong.Some of these fools to hard for they own good.

  • Belize

    pena capital Says:

    April 28th, 2006 at 12:35 pm
    some of these fools are really better off death and burried.taking to steps forward and drop 10 steps back!!
    black rob..what a waste!
    turk should have neva picked up a mic!!
    another PROOF that gangsta’s and rap don’t mix..ask DETROIT!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    now that shit was more lame than bol’s editorials

  • http://FD RH

    HE TRIPPIN I WOULD HAVE TOOK

    ALL THAT MONEY HE MADE FROM CASH

    MONEY AND MOVED TO CUBA LOL

    THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GOT ME

  • Tyson W.

    Another win 4 george bush, way 2 go brothas! Where’s punk ass puffy when Rob needs him? Should have learned from Shyne Po. Where’s Greedy ass Baby when Shyne needs him?

  • T.H.B One E-Low

    Fuck Cash Money They Got Much Cash And They Let U Catch 12 Year Man Fuck The State DEA FBI And Number One The S.W.A.T God Bless The N.O And Turk,C-Murder,(R.I.P)To Soulja Slim. Hold Your Haed Up.

  • 50 Cent

    Oh this sucks, i kinda thought Turk could rap aight.

  • scantlaz

    thats fucked up cause i was an big fan of turk.this fucked my day up.I guess no hot boy reunion

  • tmac

    hi o hi o challs…….. turk was dope whenever hed rhyme especially in the hot boy days and for u people that say hes better off dead…………who r u anyway……….at least hes somewhat famous ur on xxl’s website hating on a man thats fucked for 12 years and thats soem gay shit…….faggetssssss

  • Poison

    just anotha victim of da feds. Turk is a good rapper so its suck that he gon get 12 years. this makes it even less possible for a Hot Boy reunion.

  • 360

    1st of all,if yall followed the case,it was proven that a fellow swat member fired the shots not turk.they basically fucked him over.turk is my nigga tho.If baby was a tru friend he wuld hav helped turk.im from nyc and i kno how bad the memphis system is.fuk baby and cashmoney

  • duloc

    eyy mann dont yu learn luk at Pac, Biggie, and now Proof. Mann 50 got lucky dowg yu rappers stop acting shit that aint kul to shot sumbody. yaeh its wen pullin tha trigga but damn fucked wen that bullet is on yo ass mann. quit this shit LA, NY ,BROOKLYN

  • pena capital

    Ayo i heard BELIZE gals sport rasta punanis,nigga go down on a bitch end up strangled.

    another bol editorial..

  • Float

    He’s the epitomy of a nigga, we need more negros in rap.

  • jon longway dago blood

    duloc is right why cant these mcs just make good music without shooting somebody! we dont deserve to lose the people we lost in the rap game!

  • VL.13WARD

    MAN DATS FUCK UP TURK WAS MY MOTHERFUCKING DOG

  • S.Carter

    Way To Go Turk….
    2 Bad you didnt kill that motherfucker….
    DJEAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    STEVANE SRECAN RODJENDAN

  • m.o.b.34

    to da first 5 niggas and big momma pink….yall some lame,gummy bear, pussy ass,hoes.especially pena capital nigga you supa lame.STAY UP TURK.
    in the words of my boy turk
    “real g’s could neva go/ unless god got us unda his scope”

  • Rich

    Haha, what a prick – they should’ve blown his head off his shoulders.

  • 50 Cent

    50 Cent Says:

    April 28th, 2006 at 7:48 pm
    Oh this sucks, i kinda thought Turk could rap aight.
    ^^

    I changed my mind, he deserves to go to jail for shooting a S.W.A.T. team deputy. He sucked anyways.

  • TIP

    Dam…Turk Was An Okay Artist,Dude Had Talent.Thatz Proof of What That Habit Will Do 2 U.I Pray 4 Him

  • Doobie “HDG” Westside Yactown

    Turk hold yo head and stay up B.Gizzle,Chopper City Boyz,and Da Cutt Throat Commity gon’ hold you down fa real

  • http://www.myspace.com/husslemuzac n.I.g

    He should have killed that police.everytime a police gets shot the law should think how they treat people. turk was just trying to get paid in the cold world we live in .he wasent selling records so what else to do? Get money the police was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He still get to go home 2 his wife and kids,if turk dident shoot he would still be trapped in this bullshit we call usa,,,,,the album SHOW&PROVE coming in june.

  • http://xxl luis a

    these rap cats catching bids is proof of how ignorant and stupid these dudes are! Sorry but if u in the industry and u do some dumb shit like shoot a cop?wat the fuck u think is gonna happen!and for everyone sayin that baby and all them other cash money nigggaz should of done somthin!! watever happened to:takin responsibility for you own actions. Dumb ass nigga should of got 20 years…

  • BIG D from harlem

    man i aint neva listened to turk but afta dis shit ima chck his shit out any good songs recamended?

  • Seductive

    He lucky they didn’t kill him. Sorry he gotta do 12 years though.Stay up Turk

  • http://www.myspace.com/steves_space Steve

    maybe its just me but who the fuck is turk? i know most of the rappers wit cash money…never heard of him b4

  • getgrrl

    he was just tryin to make money in this cold world? lol…ya’ll need to get off the fake gangsta shit. that little bitch got what he deserved. he had a chance to make something outta himself…he aint set no example, only example he set was how to stay getto when you had a chance to change it. people abuse their power, and all you little wanksta’s talk like ya’ll feel bad for him? lol…thats the reason getto is getto. go get a job like the rest of us, sellin rock when u could be doin something else, ur JUST FUCKING LAZY.

  • go

    tru dat

  • getgrrl

    yo…somebody was at my computer. i didnt type dat shit. lazy? fuck you…whoever was on my shit

  • getgrrl

    yo…someone was on my computer, i didnt type that shit. lazy? fuck you.

  • wimpye

    He always the weak one out the crew,and the dumb one too.Do you think those cops did’nt know who Turk was?Hell yeh they did.They was praying for his ass to do that silly shit.They wanted to kill his dumb ass.
    Can you imagine how much love those cops got when they got back the station.”Good job Bill,we got us another one of those stupid ass rappers”.They set him up,and he fell for it.Dont fucking blame them for out witt’n his ass,cause he was a hustla long before he was rapp’n,so he should know how them slimmy ass muthufuckas work

  • country

    some of you idiots need to go get an edumacation quick,and for turk bye bye he was keeping it real just like lil kim.black folks please.

  • Cash money is the shit

    Fuck y’all, turk was part of the greatest rap group of all time, name a better group than the hott boys. Turk was keep’n it real to the bone… and here are y’all talk’n shit on the xxl website, go get a life

  • Alex Brown(G.B. Bahamas)

    FREEDOM IS A MUST

  • http://www.nmmu.ac.za agen’st da odds

    Y support shit like this niggaz its tym we opened our minds keepin it real shoot or get shot i lyk hardcore rap y’all need to draw the line btween real life and ‘ganstalines’ NIGGAZ this aint leadin us to nowhere
    teach 1 lift 1 thats ma word A.T.O representing South africa y’all jas need 2 cum back to the motherland

  • da truth

    i think it’s sad to see turk go to jail but he got his self in that situation im from new orleans and a hot boy reuion is something the streets (in new orleans)has been waiting for a long time but it will never happen now. but something off the record lil wayne is a bitch no one in new orleans respect him or baby before the hurricane he ewould get beat up every mardi gras and where ever he go and now he got beef wit b.g. man b.g. is well respected in new orleans lil wayne might get killed if he come back so he need to stay ducked off in houston where its safe

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    TURK TURK TURK…BANG BANG BANG…SHAME SHAME SHAME…DICK INDA ASS ASS ASS IN PRISON…GGGGG-UNOT

  • jdr

    Phony Yayo you like male strippers dont you? Your gay lol…………

  • FIGHTIN FOR UR BITCH ASS

    wow, after reading through this blog, all I can say is most of you have no idea what you are talking about. “keepin’ it real” and “fuck turk and cash money”..all these things are just results of poor speculation. Im in Baghdad, IRAQ, fighting for my country, and when I hear about my man turk gettin his sentence, I come here to check it out, and find all these whack ass comments about him. And to put mine in, Turk did get fucked, just as most “gangstas” do..and it ain’t fuck cash money, just cause Baby has fucked up the whole industry starting with the Hot Boyz, how can you be mad at Weezy for doin his thing. I think ya’ll are all just hatin’ on the man cuz he’s makin fetti out the ass. Get off the mans dick and go get your hustle up, be real wit your self cuz its all real out here.

  • stealth

    Black people are in trouble….we are headed back to slavery….mark my words. That is real.

  • whysdom

    Crazy now we got to move on. Hope his CMB brothas visit and keep him up but you choose your own fate.

  • Dat Nigga Mac

    N.O. WHAT UP MIDCITY….PENA CAPITAL U A HOE….I HOPE WHEN TURK GET OUT HE BUSS YA HEAD OPEN….HOL IT DOWN MY NIGGA….KEEP YA HEAD UP……U SHOULDA MURKED THAT BITCH…….

  • superficial

    to be quite honest, the responses about another black man caught in this system is ridiculous. No, Turk shouldn’t have blasted at the cops cause he’s not the one with the power, they got it. However, the laws of the land only work for those who operate it. 12 years for attempted second degree? Do ya research. Thats more than the average sentence for anything second degree. Black people, for a group to be the most abused by the justice system, we know the least about it. If you can read, google ya mu’fuckin rights. It pays to know. If you can’t read, ask somebody. There is always somebody that knows something that u don’t. Remember that. Keep ya head up Turk and for those droppin ignorant ass comments, yall keep ya head up too. God is waitin on yall to talk to him because he knows that yall are lost.

  • RAMMY

    never heard of this dude until he was in trouble with the law.

  • BIG JIMMIE OFF VL AND MAGNOLIA 13TH WARD AKA UPTOWN 4 LIFE

    FUCK ALL THE HOE SHIT, TURK KEEP UR HEAD UP DAWG. THE WHOLE UPTOWN FROM THE 3 TO THE 13 WILL HOLD IT DOWN FOR U CUZ. EVERYTHING GOIN 2 B ALRIGHT FOR YOU DAWG.B.GIZZLE JUVIE,AND FRESH GOONA HOLD IT DOWN TIL U COME HOME. WE MISS U UPTOWN. LIKE WE ALL SAY FUCK THE POLICE AND THAT IRON GONNA GET YOUR MIND RIGHT.

  • http://www.therichjigga.com/ therichjigga.com

    i’ll never be a slave cuz i’m rich.

    turk is a dumb as nigga.

    now he’s gonna be somebody’s boyyyyfriend.

    u fucked up. you know dat right?

  • playboy 901

    Yo that’s fucked up. I’m from memphis, when that went down it was all over the hood. They bust in his house unannounced, no police…freeze.. nothing. You would bust too if someone just kick the door down and u didnt know who it was.
    Keep your head up turk.

    Blackhaven(memphis)

  • C-Ray AKA Rayzie Bone

    SO TURK IS DOIN 22 DAT INCLUDES DA ADDITIONAL 10 YEARS 4 DA FUN CHARGE DAMN TURK A SAWT TEAM HEY I HATE DA POPOS 2 BUT U GOTTA B SMART HOMIE DA SAWT TEAM COULD HAV FILLED U UP WIT HK-MP5 ROUNDS 4 YEARS U STUPID HOMIE KEEPIN IT REAL??!?!!?!?!? LMMFAO OMG U GON KEEP IT REAL GAY N PRISON 4 22 YEARS HAV FUN HOMIE

  • K

    Y’all should do research before yall comment. Turk didn’t bust at the cops cuz they were swat. They came in dawning black ski masks and black outfits. To him he thought they were pullin in a kick door. Thats why he didnt get 25, those circumstances. Aint not well in hell someone get 12 for attempted murder on a cop. And he would have gotten a lesser sentence if he wasn’t a felon with a gun. I would have shot at them too. Money from cash money. He didn’t get paid shit from Cash Money. He got fucked just like B.G. and Juvenile

  • Will T. Bagyou

    Stay up TURK …that bitch ass nigga baby and them cash money tricks aint yo friends…FREE TURK!

  • quinny quinn 513

    pena capital,I swear on my child if i eva see yo’ bitch ass I’ma stomp an imprint of yo’ face in da concrete you’re the definition of a houz nigga or are you a white boy,bitch type. Turk keep yo’ head up.baby shoulda looked out for you if he was a real nigga.Karma caught up to him, he lost all his shit in katrina fuk him and every houz nigga.

  • Big Tony (da Swamp Gator)

    fuck what everyone else yaps about TURK nigga Iunderstand everything u are goin through

  • shyne

    yo son free turk yo im up north but got love 4 u son…..

    i got all da albums they cant hold an untamed guerrilla my nigga keep ur head up

  • Cash Money Youngin

    man how tha fuk yall gon say he better off dead. i wish i would see who wrote dat ill hurt u lil niggaz.

    p.s.

    where im from(New Orleans) most niggaz CANT get a J O B

  • Cash Money Youngin

    man how tha fuk yall gon say he better off dead. i wish i would see who wrote dat ill hurt u lil niggaz.
    plus cash money aint got nuthin 2 do wit turk in jail. money aint got nothin 2 do wit it Rich WHITE folks dont want NIGGAZ around. PLUS it DIDNT HELP he was in NASHVILLE

    p.s.

    where im from(New Orleans) most niggaz CANT get a J O B

  • wit

    yo, niggaz know baby wasn’t paying dem niggaz and when you at rock bottom u do what da fuck u gotta do. fuck keepin it real u gotta feed ur seeds. yo hold ya head my nigga.

  • wit

    yo, all these comments sound like ya’ll some fuckin hatin ass white college students u niggaz aint hip hop.

  • R.F.

    YAW KNOW THE GAME SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LATER. PROBALLY DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS S.W.A.T. TILL IT WAS TO LATE,

  • http://xxl brain child..

    you sound like an asshole…shoot first ask questions later…thats how so many kids get killed…..you been listening 2 to much rap music…stop letting that chit dictate your thinking…..you damn degenerate…

  • velli504

    alot of people dont understand how much poverty is in new orleans. if u grew up where i grew up, maybe ya’ll would understand…we dont “keep it real”, we “get it how we live” and take it like a man…fa sho’

  • velli504

    “BRAIN CHILD” IF SOMEBODY KICKED IN YOUR DOOR AND U HAD A GUN, WHAT WOULD U DO? ASK THEM QUESTIONS…U SOUND LIKE UR NOT STREET SMART BRAH

  • Arkansas Playa

    Damn Turk datz fucked up…Keep yo head up
    Deez niggaz got 2 chill da fuck out…
    Da S.W.A.T. had all rightz 2 merc da lil nigga
    U jus don’t buck at Police…
    They’ll kill u 4 lookn like u got a gun

  • http://xxl gangsta

    Turk was my nigga a just buy that nigga album and support my nigga a cash money karma is a muthafucka you niggaz will see.

  • jeezy kosinski

    ALRIGHT NIGGAS AND NIQUERETTES
    HALFWITTED GIMPS,
    DOG, SLOW. SEE TURK GOT REAL “2 THA BONE GRISTLE” AND ALMOST MERKED THE LAW. THE IRONIES OF THIS SITCHASHUN AMUSE ME PROFOUNDLY. LIKE MY NOBLE MAN ABOVE SAYS, KEEP PRAYING 4 THESE BITCHEZ.

  • Corinne

    Funny…police do worst shit then this and they go for how long?…none.

  • King Cobbler

    Hey Corinne, when a cop does something wrong (you know…like sodomize an innocent person in a precinct bathroom) the one in ten trillion times they are convicted -the worst that ever happens to them is they may lose their job. oh horrors. Not that!

  • LATIN PISTOL

    dam he shot at SWAT. i think this niggas crazy

  • http://jburnell91cox.net Burnell

    keep your head up dawg thats a long time just do you .you got nothing but time on your hand get your ged. that 9th ward got your back dont let this shit get you down but fuck cash money they fucked over every body.

  • GD UP AND SOLDJAD DOWN

    DAMN TURK FACIN DEM RACIST WHITE PPL HOPE DEM FOOLS COME 2 Dey Sense n release turk outta jail

  • DBOY

    man i read the comments i want say the comments where dump but a lot of comments show must people who type them do not have a education if you have to feed your seed how bout get a job i don’t care if it is mcdonalds it might not get you a dream home but it want get you cell with a grown man as a bunk partner

  • Real Nigga

    12 YRS!!! DAMN HIS LYFE IZ OVER!!!

  • dominique thompson springfield ky

    ATS GANGSTA SHIT YA DIG!!!!!!

  • CRB boi

    first of all why yall brown nose cracker ass uncletom muthafuckas waste yo time on dis site tha only good cop is a dead cop fuckin wit bush no nigga’ll git rich he should have killed dat bitch trap or die fuck da laws if somebody dont like it holla back keep yo head up turk

  • jilla

    man wut the fuck is wrong wit niggas, y da fuck wuld u shoot a swat member when u got a chance at makin millions, know dis nigga aint makin shit but his bed

  • westcoast nigga

    MAN TURK U MY NIGGA BUSSIN AT DA SWAT U KNOW WHAT DAT TELL ME U A TRUE ASS NIGGA! FUCK THE POLICE I GET SWEATED BY THE PO LOWS EVERYDAY CUZZIN BUT TO ALL MY N-O NIGGAS INCLUDIN TURK STAY UP MY NIGGAS AND KEEP BEING TRUE! WESTSIDE!

  • http://yahoo Nique

    All i gotta say my nigga turk keep ya head up and sometimes you got to murk off swerve off. That nigga lucky you only shot his ass and not murked his ass. Oh yeah know that from a gangsta bitch from Cali boo and i love you wo’dais

  • reezbo

    How many brothers will have to go to jail 4 us 2 realize that thuggin’ n all dat stuff is a big piece of bullcrap being ushered into the black communities so dat we self destruct? Bros n sisterz please get a job, keep it, save up a lil bit of money, get away from the thuglife, get some education, move out of the hood, stay alert, and most importantly keep GOD close.

  • reezbo

    By theway, Turk is an ignorant fool. He should’ve known better. And don’t give me that crap “keep ya head up bro,” noew he’s got all the time to think ’bout actin right. How the heck u gonna b a felon and still think u can act as recklessly as u please? Am I missing something here or is the world crazy?

  • Get It Together

    yep

  • Demetrius

    damn dat nigga turk neva comin home

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Rhonda

    turk was the realis nigga I eva knew the way he played in that baller blockin movie u could tell he been a g
    fuck all you’ll hater like that nigga 50 cent you just a hatin ass nigga and this is from a girl bitch TIP keepin it real you the only one who got to throw salt yo ass just a lame

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Rhonda

    50CENT AND RICH YALL JUS SOME HATIN ASS NIGGA’S. 5O CENT YOU JUST MAD CAUSE YOU CAN’T BE ON TOP WIT YO DUMB ASS GROUP. YOU KNOW YOU GET THE MOST STUPID SONGS EVER. RICH I DON’T KNOW YOU BUT YOU JUST MAD CAUSE YOU AIN’T GOT NO RPAP. CASH MONEY IS THE SHIT I DON’T CARE WHAT NO BODY SAY. TIP BEEN REAL WHEN HE SAY STOP HATIN YOU JUST WASTEIN YO TIME. TO TELL YOU THE TRUE I WISH CASH MONEY BEEN STILL TOGETHER. ALL THEM NIGGA’S BEEN RISED TOGETHER. PEACE HATER. TURK YOU JUS KEEP IT REAL TILL YOU GET OUT THEY CAN’T KEEP YOU FA EVA. YOU SHOULD HAD KILL THAT BITCH ASS POLICE.

  • Illiss

    He’s lucky his ass was alive to make it to trial lettin shots off at the Swat Team. That gave them right to bust his shit right there.
    You wanna keep it real? Do this kind of shit.

  • Will

    Damn he went from a hot boy to a d-boy to being locked we might want to call akon and styles P to another song.

  • http://www.deafceo.com deaf blaze

    how come tupac was the only mofo that could get away with shooting at the po po?

  • Urban Legend

    Imagine my disgust when I read this shit. Yo Turk, keep that head up. Let’s keep it real though…Da man had his life lined up, and he gets caught in a mutha-fucking drug bust? At some point you gotta distance yourself from negative influences. These youngbloods need to understand, once they get they weight up in the rap game, the “Beast” wants to put you under the pen, not in it. Yeah, fuck da Po, but bussin’ at the SWAT… Turk lucky they didn’t ice him. They train 24/7 to KILL.

  • Dubbs Lepke

    Shit happens and half the people talkin don’t even know what happened. He did wrong and got hit for it like any respectable dboy can admit, we aint angels, it just goes down that way, do ya time Turk, hold it down.

  • Hurricane Game

    Turk you the man. Shoot those faggot po po. And a Swat at that.

    FREE TURK!

  • http://www.Yahoo.com LostAnGel46

    turk and the HOT Boyz was the best.his solo album was hit in my hood every car you got into had a hot boy cd in it.after going 2 jail everything went wrong.Turk Hurry up and come home and hot one mo tyme