Louisiana Rapper Fredo Bang Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder
Louisiana rapper Fredo Bang has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 18 shooting and charged with attempted second degree murder.
According to KSLA News, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office gave details that the rapper, born Fredrick Givens II, was at home around 5:30 p.m. when he engaged in an argument along with the victim and a second suspect.
The three then left, going to the victim's apartment, where the argument escalated into a fight. During the fight, the second suspect withdrew a gun, after which Bang retrieved a firearm from his car. A shootout ensued with Bang and the second suspect hitting an occupied vehicle and then attempting flee the scene in Bang's car. The two crashed into a second occupied vehicle in the process.
Fredo Bang was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he was charged with attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property with a bond set at $70,000.
The rapper's Instagram account received an update yesterday, as his mug shot from the arrest has been used as cover art for a new song called "Thuggin." The track opens with a news report of the incident and arrest, suggesting Bang is using the run-in for clout.
The SoundCloud page for the song says that it was posted "following his arrest earlier today on January 3rd, 2016," though it doesn't appear that it was recorded while he was in jail.
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