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Rapper accused of shooting manager, then hit by car

Recording from the shooting in Florida
Recording from the shooting in Florida
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8:06 AM EST, November 20, 2023

Rapper Kevhani Camilla Hicks, better known by her stage name Key Vhani, stands accused of fatally shooting her manager following an argument on a Miami street. Shortly after the altercation, she herself was struck by a white sedan. Hicks, 27, acted in self-defense according to statements from her attorneys.

Hicks faces charges of second-degree murder relating to the shooting, which occurred on October 9 in front of Wynwood Walls. NBC6 has procured a video recording of the incident.

The video depicts a woman and a man arguing in front of a white vehicle. As the dispute escalates into a physical fight, another man, alleged to be her manager, exits the car and physically confronts Hicks. She is knocked to the ground but quickly recovers and moves in the opposite direction. Subsequently, she pulls a firearm from her bag and fires, hitting her manager. The initial man climbs into the car and strikes Hicks with the vehicle as she attempts to flee the scene.

The video shows the moment the rapper allegedly fatally shoots his manager near Wynwood Walls

On arrival at the incident locale, Miami police reported locating a man who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground, along with the injured Hicks nearby.

Both individuals were transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The man, whose identity remains undisclosed, later died from his injuries.

"From her statement, we know that the victim in this case was her manager, and Hicks has claimed to be a rapper. But what led to the argument remains unclear," said Miami Police Spokesperson Michael Vega.

According to the police report, "The accused stated that she was afraid of the victim who was aggressively coming at her, yelling 'I'll kill you with one hit.'"

Kevhani Camilla Hicks has entered a not-guilty plea, with her public defender contending that her actions represent "a clear case of self-defense."

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