YFN Lucci Wanted for Murder of a Man in Atlanta
UPDATE (Jan. 15):
According to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Thursday (Jan. 14), YFN Lucci was the driver of the vehicle that contained men who opened fire in Atlanta last month resulting in one death and one injury.
The publication notes that according to the arrest warrant, YFN Lucci and "three other criminal street gang members" drove to a predominantly rival gang area before two people in the car began firing off shots with assault-style rifles.
TMZ also reports that one of the men, James Adams, who died after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head, is supposedly a member of Lucci's crew.
In video footage obtained by investigators, Adams, reportedly said prior to the shooting "We’re fitting to fuck this city up, man!."
Adams was later "manually ejected" from the vehicle during the exchange of gunfire. At this time, he had already obtained the gunshot wound. Police found him lying in the road afterwards when they reported to the scene.
YFN Lucci turned himself in to Georgia's Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday (Jan. 13). His attorney, Drew Findling, told the AJC, "Our review of the initial evidence made available to us indicates there is no basis for any criminal charges against Rayshawn Bennett. We will continue our own independent investigation on his behalf."
Lucci, who appeared in court yesterday, is also being held without bond. Video of his court appearance via a Zoom call can be found below.
YFN Lucci is wanted for questioning by the Atlanta Police Homicide Investigation Unit for his role in a recent murder in Atlanta.
A rep for the Atlanta Police Department confirmed to XXL on Tuesday evening (Jan. 12) that they are seeking the public's help in locating YFN Lucci, born Rayshawn Bennett, for his alleged participation in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man named James Adams last month.
YFN Lucci, 29, is wanted for felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
According to a police report provided by the APD, the shootout took place at around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2020. Officers were responding to a call of a person shot at 978 Peeples St. SW and, upon their arrival, Adams was lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head. Adams was transported to Grady Hospital but did not survive his injuries.
Shortly after, a 32-year-old man named Kevin Wright arrived at fire station 14, located at 1203 Lee St. SW, by private vehicle. The police report notes that Wright suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and has survived his injuries. Police believe that following their investigation, the two shooting incidents are likely related.
Two other individuals have been apprehended on charges as well. Ra'von Boyd, 23, is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The third person, 17-year-old Leroy Pitts, is facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The Miami-Dade Police Department, City of Miami Police Department, The US Attorney’s Office in Miami and the FBI Field Office in Miami assisted the Atlanta Police Department in the investigation and aided in apprehending Boyd and Pitts.
XXL has reached out to YFN Lucci's rep for a comment on this matter.
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