Cops Think Murdered Fabolous Associate Tried to Steal Chain

The NYPD now believe that Shamel “Money Mel” McKinney, the 25 year-old associate of Fabolous who was stabbed to death at the Duvet nightclub on November 23, was killed after he tried to rob a man of his jewelry. According to the New York Post, unidentified law enforcement sources claim that McKinney was acting on behalf of Fab’s Street Family crew, whom authorities have long suspected of targeting celebrities with expensive jewelry in the New York area. “These guys have no money,” the law-enforcement source told the Post about the crew. “They go to New York to get paid, because that’s where the money is.” Initial witness accounts suggested that McKinney, an aspiring rapper who went by the name “Money Mel,” was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two women. Investigators now believe that the man who McKinney was trying to rob knifed stabbed him and tossed a 7-inch switchblade into a nearby dumpster. Fab’s lawyer has denied that the rapper was ever at Duvet that night, but promoter Andre Faria says he definitely saw the rapper at the club that night. When questioned about the new allegations, the rapper’s attorney, Alberto Ebanks, said he was unaware of any such claims. The paper also reports that the FBI once considered a probe into the Street Family crew, but backed out after deciding that the crimes were not organized enough to warrant federal prosecution. Cops also believe that Fab was shot near Sean “Diddy” Combs’ now shuttered Justin’s Restaurant last October after his associates robbed Boston Celtics guard Sebastian Telfair of his $50,000 necklace.

  • morebucks

    i smell some bullshit here not many niggas go around tryin to rob niggas dey dont kno wit no weapon on em

    • Arcey

      I believe so too but then the world is filled with dumb ass niggas, I mean 2 incidents involving the same group of people within 12 months?!

  • Young Deuce ak Princinnati

    Damn they some thieves like that? I hope it not true but if it is still no man deserves to get that the way he did. I mean defend yourself yes but killing isn’t always necessary.

    myspace.com/youngdeuce513

  • AY

    best believe da dude who stabbed money mel betta higher sum crazy protection street fam dont play that they the only crew i eva hear about still robbin mothafuckas like they aint made it big yet but fabo needs to start payin em cuz if thats kinda sad they still gotta rob ppl to make a livin but yet ya boiz makin crazy money

  • calimovement

    Fuck the police and their bullshit lies.

  • gkid12345

    Take the back door, put it in the media and call it a rap war. ~Papoose~

    • beezy

      what you know about papoose the most lyrical one.

  • JAY STONE

    BULLSHIT!!!!Anyway faggot fabolous needs to get his lazy ass to the studio to make classic album.What he been putting nowadays are garbage!!!

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  • DevilintheFlesh

    Yeah…try to find a way to blame the white man for this one. I suppose its whiteys fault this bum ass nigga didnt have a job, right?

    • Krime

      U GODAMN RIGHT!!! It’s these fuck ass crackers dat make a nigga go out & steal!! Niggaz cant get no jobs

  • Rednose pit bull

    well,ill bet he did try to rob dude..i bet his poor ass had no weapon because he was poor..i deserved to get stabbed,just like we deserve to get stabbed if we steal someones shit..thats how it goes…mc donalds is hireing…job probley sucks,but then again,so does being poor!

  • D

    playing devil’s advocate… suppose Street Fam are theives..(Telfair incident? using as an example) They are known for robbin cats… So if you see one of the dudes.. what u think gonna happen..you might get yapped..what you gonna do? its sad that someone has died but GET IT HOW YOU LIVE.. this is all speculation..cuz i really dont know what happened

  • Caine

    Damn. Real niggas on da streets is at a all time low. Too many niggas in da game wanna take the eazy way out – Rob a nigga. Fuck dat get some hustle bout ya self. Shouldn’t fab be opening up some legit businesses or somethin…

  • nappy_pappy

    these nigga wildin

  • DB100

    Dosen’t totally add up.Theres no way Fab rolls like that.XXL your doin the police work 4 them

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  • shamardon

    dumb ass niggas

  • DevilintheFlesh

    “mc donalds is hireing…job probley sucks,but then again,so does being poor!”

    Couldnt have said it better myself. This Get rich or die trying bullshit needs to come to an end. These retarted ass motherfuckers wanna be paid but they aint worth a fucking wooden nickel.

  • Lotto

    If he tried to rob that man, that’s his fault. You try to jack and get caught that shit is yo fault, real talk. Cause if a nigga try to rob me, I’ma try to kill they ass too.

  • http://www.inzanitees.com Rob410

    That’s exactly what happened – died tryin’ to get rich. Should be a wake up call for the rest of the crew.

  • Tony

    These some robbing ass niggaa, Check out the youtube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb-NuI7Apho

  • FullEBlown

    fabolous is a thief.
    The type of dude that will steal from a homeboy who invited him in his house.
    Thief ass low life no class nigga.

  • DXL

    Lotta people target rappers, where I’m from, rappers jewelry are the talk of the hood, like when 50 made how to Rob, that’s how n*ggaz are thinking for real…a $50,000 chain goes a long way to a hood cat, you can sell that sh*t for half the price, buy some drugs to flip if thats what you do, you can buy a car or even start a legit business, rappers with jewelry are walking target.

    I don’t know why people are saying bullshit, I’m not lying if I see a rapper slipping, I’d go for their necklace, F**k it I’m hungry, I work but hey I could always do with that extra 5 figure that I wasn’t expecting…REAL TALK.
    That n*gga tried to rob, ended up getting killed, he caught the wrong jux!

  • http://XXL JACOB

    THIS HOW I FEEL…IF U DUMB ENOUGH TO TRY AND TAKE WHAT I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR…DUMB ENOUGH TO COME IN MY HOUSE I.E. SEAN TAYLOR, I’M MURDERING YO ASS…NO QUESTIONS ASKED..NO CALLING DA COPS..NO BARGAINING, NO MERCY…YOUNG DEUCE, ALL THAT, “YOU AIN’T HAVE TO KILL EM’”…I PRAY U NEVER GET HOME INVADED OR ROBBED, BUT IF BY SOME CHANCE U ARE, AND U HAVE DA MEANS OF DEFENDING YOURSELF…I HOPE U DON’T HESITATE, CAUSE THAT JUST MAY COST U MORE THAN SOMETHING MATERIALISTIC.

  • RICH KID LDN

    IF YOU CANT WORK,HUSTLE!IF YOU CANT HUSTLE,LEARN TO HUSTLE!!FUCK THAT GET RICH OR DIE TRYING BULLSHIT 50 CENTS GOT RICH OFF OF IT THE REST OF YOU ARE JUST DYING !!! ONE MAJOR WORD ANY ONE IN THAT LINE OF WORK SHOULD KNOW IS KARAMA WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!!!I HOPE ALL THE STICKUP KIDS GET THE SAME.HIPHOP COPS BEEN ON FAB FOR A MINUET APPARENTLY THEY(STREET FAM)ROBBED BUSTER,FOXY AND EVE AND A FEW MORE…THAT SHIT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • anonymous

    This nigga tried to rob my man for his chain. I know the dude personally.

  • http://Myspace.com/MardiGraz Mardigraz718

    Yo first off I knew Money Mel and I don’t appreciate his name being slandered like this! This nigga was a good dude. Ya’ll niguz got uncles, cousins, friends whatever and ya’ll know that when shit hits the airwaves, the way its portrayed don’t hold true to the facts. Ya’ll shouldn’t be so damn gullible to believe whatever you read because if you in and of the hood then you know how shit go. He had no reason to try and snatch nobody chain. He wasn’t a goon. That’s what goons do. He was a good dude with a good heart and a good family! Think back to shit in your life that happened and you know that ain’t really how it went when the story came out. Ya’ll are smarter than this. WE KNOW! THEY DON’T!