Silento allegedly gunned down his cousin, and now he’s facing a murder charge for it.
The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was arrested Monday for allegedly murdering Frederick Rooks after an investigation into the man’s death … according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
Cops say they found Rooks shot to death in the street on Jan. 21 … and found 8 bullet casings on the scene. Cops say they still don’t have a clear motive behind the shooting.
As for how they connected Silento to the crime, we don’t know for sure … but cops say they obtained Ring camera footage from homes in the area which captured at least one gunshot, and several vehicles fleeing the scene.
As we’ve reported … Silento had a rough 2020, legally speaking. He was arrested back in October after cops said he was driving 143 MPH … and in September, he was arrested and charged with 2 felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening people with a hatchet.
He’s currently being held in DeKalb County Jail. We’ve reached out to his camp … so far, radio silence.