Crime in New York: 3rd person arrested for double homicide at Midtown recording studio
MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police have arrested a third man in a fatal double shooting at a recording studio in Midtown Manhattan.
Justin Rodriguez, 18, of Staten Island, is charged with murder.
Earlier this month, police arrested Kabal Reyes, 24, and Daniel Williams, 21, both charged with murder.
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Sources told Eyewitness News that the suspects showed up at a recording studio on West 37th Street to settle a dispute in the early morning hours of May 5.
First responders found Kamir King, 34, known as rapper Haarlem Star, shot in the head inside the studio.
He is believed to be the intended target of the shootout.
They also found 24-year-old Devon Dillahunt outside the building with a gunshot wound to his back.
He had a weapon under him, according to the police.
Dillahunt is believed to be linked to Reyes’ group, and police believe he was fatally shot as the group fled.
Detectives are still trying to determine who shot whom and the investigation remains active.
George Mims, an artist who goes through GMims, spoke with Eyewitness News in May about King.
They both graduated from Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem and had plans to collaborate one day.
“He was a really dope rapper, drug producer, part of my core artist school,” Mims said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57- PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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