Bronx, N.Y. rapper Kay Flock has reportedly been arrested for allegedly killing a man during a dispute outside a Harlem, N.Y. barbershop.
The 18-year-old drill rapper, born Kevin Perez, was taken into custody on Thursday (Dec. 23), and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the shooting death of Oscar Hernandez, 24, XXL has confirmed via the New York City Police Department.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Dec. 16 at a barbershop on Amsterdam Ave. at W. 151st Street. According to a report from New York Daily News, Hernandez was in the shop waiting to get a haircut shortly before 10 a.m. According to police, Kay Flock opened the door to the establishment and asked the victim what he was looking at. Hernandez then walked outside to confront Kay Flock. An argument ensued. Police say, as the two men were walking away, Kay Flock pulled out a gun and shot Hernandez in the neck and back. Hernandez was taken to Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It is unclear what sparked the initial argument. Hernandez’s family believes it was a case of mistaken identity, while the police have surmised the situation may have been gang-related. The brazen incident happened less than 500 feet from a police station. Prior to being taken into custody, police shared a warrant for Flock’s arrested, which labeled him “armed and dangerous.”
XXL has reached out to Kay Flock’s team
Kay Flock was beginning to make a name for himself in New York’s drill scene with tracks like “FTO,” “Opp Stopper,” “Brotherly Love,” “Is Ya Ready” and “PSA.” He inked a deal with Capitol Records over the summer and put out his debut project, The D.O.A. Tape, in November.
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