The United States Marshals issued a warrant of arrest to a Virginia rapper 23 Brazy for the alleged murder of a 10-year-old boy.
United States Marshals Searching for Female Rapper Accused of Killing 10-Year-Old Boy
As per the report of Local News, a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Tashawnda Nicole Drayton, aka 23 Brazy offered by the United States Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, after police say she shot and killed a 10-year-old.
Upon being apprehended, according to the United States Marshals Drayton aka 23 Brazy might be charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and using a firearm to commit a crime.
The United States Marshals say that Drayton should be considered “armed and dangerous” because of its multiple ties to Hampton Roads.
Drayton is a black woman with black hair and brown eyes. She weighs about 250 pounds and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. Along with other tattoos on her face and neck, she has “Only loyalty” tattooed above her left brow and “23 Brazy” in red letters on her forehead. On her wrists and arms, Drayton also has numerous tattoos according to the United States Marshals.
The Motive Behind the 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death
According to hiphopdx, the 10-year-old boy and his “adult male relative” were allegedly shot by Drayton aka 23 Brazy on August 10 after she entered his house with a group of people and started arguing with him.
According to a United States Marshals spokesperson, “During the altercation [Drayton] produced a firearm and started shooting, striking both the victims.” The 10-year-old victim was brought by a relative to another home in the 300 Block of Artis Street, where he was discovered by the police, fire, and emergency medical personnel.
It’s unclear what started the fight between the Virginia rapper and the boy’s male relative.
Chief Steve Patterson said in a statement posted on Facebook, “This a very sad day for the City of Franklin, Any loss of life is unwarranted but for a 10-year-old to be the victim of violent crime is unacceptable and we as a community must come together and end this senselessness.”
The public is being asked to help the United States Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force locate Tashawnda Nicole Drayton, aka 23 Brazy. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the United States Marshals Service for information that leads to her capture. Additionally, tips can be given to the Franklin-Southampton Crime Solvers by calling (757) 516-7100 or via the USMS Tips app.