Report: Migos Named in Murder Investigation

Authorities believe rivalry between rap groups led to a fan's shooting death. 

Posted: 06/24/2014 10:34 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Migos

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Migos has been named in the investigation of a fan's murder earlier this month. Authorities in Gwinnett County, Georgia, say that the June 11 shooting death of Paris Brown was the result of an attempted hit on the rap trio from rival rap group 2G.

Police say Migos member Kiara "Offset" Cephus was the intended target. Cephus "would not co-operate" with the police investigation, Cpl. Deon Washington said. "We know he was there," he added.

Brown was hit by a stray bullet outside the Venture Drive Quality Inn. More than two dozen people were around to witness the shooting, according to authorities. "He was just a supporter of the rap group Migos," said Washington. 

Surveillance footage shows two men carrying guns walking through a staircase before they momentarily disappear from the recording, which police believe is when the murder was committed. Seconds later the men can be seen back on camera running and shooting. "Very casually as if this is a game and a big joke, but it's not, because someone lost their life," said Washington. "Obviously there's a difference between entertainment, which is what these guys are affiliated with, and real-life violence and crime."

One of the two men on camera has been identified as 2G affiliate Cory Mazette. The second suspect has not yet been named. Cephus, 22, has not be charged with any crime and is not a suspect in Brown's murder.

Brown's death isn't the first time that gun violence has allegedly followed Migos. In March they were involved in a drive-by shooting on a Florida highway. 

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