Dec 29, 2011 – Nigerian Rapper Shot Dead in The US – Franklin Ikechukwu Amobi
Popular Nigerian rapper, Franklin Ikechukwu Amobi has been killed. He was reported shot dead at a bus stop in Montgomery County on the 27th of December, 2011.
The incident happened at around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, near Stewart Lane and April Lane in the White Oak section of Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks said.
When police got to the scene and found the man, they realized he had not been hit by a car. Amobi was on his way to work, his mother told 9News Now. His Facebook page is filling up with tributes.
No one else was hurt in the incident, and police are investigating the scene. Police used dogs to search for evidence in the murder and two cars were towed from the scene. One of the cars belonged to the victim.
White Oak residents are concerned for their own safety. Asuree Henderson is a mother of 3 and is 7 months pregnant. She decided to walk a bit farther Wednesday morning to avoid the bus stop where Franklin Amobi was shot and killed.