On Thursday, two Florida men were shot to death inside the makeshift studio of a renowned rapper who deliberately opened fire at them just after finishing recording his music.
23-year-old Billy Bennett III, also known as ACE NH, is facing capital murder charges in connection with the deadly shooting that occurred in the Lutz neighborhood and claimed the lives of two individuals, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mentioned.
Authorities believe the incident is gang-related. One of the unidentified men and the musician had previously posted some online messages revealing they were members of the Crips.
The artist was hit Saturday with several offenses including two counts of premeditated first-degree murder with a firearm and armed burglary.
“This was a violent execution this suspect performed,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told news outlets.
“And although the attack was clearly targeted, we will not allow gang-related disputes to disrupt the comfort and safety of innocent residents in any of our communities.”