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Silento has been arrested for murdering his cousin. XXL reports, “Silento, born Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was arrested for the murder of 34-year-old Fredrick Rooks, who was killed on Jan. 21.”

Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Department confirmed the news on Twitter.

They wrote, “Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks’ death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder.”

The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was booked a few hours ago, and so, far bail hasn’t been offered.

XXL points out that Silento has had many run-ins with the law. He has previously been arrested for domestic dispute, speeding, and missing court dates. In September, he was also arrested after entering a random house with a hatchet looking for his girlfriend. At the time, he was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

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