Shyheim Surrenders To Police In New Years Hit And Run Case

(AllHipHop News) Shyheim, an affiliate of Wu Tang, has turned himself into police and now stands accused in a New Year’s Day hit and run that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old man.

He will likely face a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class D felony, according to a report by the Staten Island Advance.

On January 1, Felipe Avila, a bakery worker, was going to his job in Staten Island when he was struck by a car that Shyheim was driving. Reports say Shyheim didn’t stop at a stop sign, causing the collision. Police say the 36-year-old rapper then ran after the accident, which resulted in Avila’s death.

Prior to turning himself in, Shyheim contacted AllHipHop to express himself and to also ask for support from the community.

In an online video, he expressed how fans and supporters could help him defend himself legally.

At the time of his surrender on Wednesday (January 8), Shyheim was already on $10,000 bail for a 2013 drug-related incident.

Shyheim came out in the 1990’s as one of the youngest affiliates of the Wu Tang Clan. Then, known as the “The Rugged Child,” he was able to make a name for himself through his lyrical skills and his deep relationships with Wu.

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  • Gtfoh. Career criminal now wants hard working citizens money lmfao fuck outta here hahahaha. Alrdy on bail for drugs u run someone over on new yr eve (prob drunk) who was goin to work to support his famiy and suddenly ur a victim. Rot in jail pzz

  • MrNoName2K

    Shouldn’t have ran.. should have just taken that L. In closing, I say…you f*cked yourself there patna..1

    • Jared

      He was fucked either way because I’m sure he was drunk when it happened on top of him being on bond.

      • Dumbcrap

        I agree he was fucked (mentally, on drugs that is), but i think MrNoName2k is on the money. Lets assume Shyheim was drunk.. He already has charges that will still apply and on top of that you have the hit and run (on a murder case) which isn’t a slap on the hands (legally), its a serious accusation that carries time, no doubt if he is a felon or has gone to jail a lot, or not but i doubt it, that his criminal background would seal his fate as far as getting out of jail anytime soon. Was Probably witnesses, camera’s (security) or pedestrians. This guys has made enough money in his life should be able to afford a lawyer, if not go get a economical one. Yeah he will bitch he needs top of the line lawyers but guess what you don’t have that option now. And again i hate to harp on the same subject but I am SURE the police have overwhelming testimony and evidence or they wouldn’t of brought this charge.. D.A’s wont file unless they think they have a high probability to win the case. Bum ass been in the music industry how long? No money left over to pay for your freedom? 75% of rappers are so god damn dumb with money and also don’t trust accountants. Its sick hearing people put huge, huge amounts of money into a bank instead of investing in safe stocks. Just wasting potential money growth for really zero reason.


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  • water_ur_seeds

    He was super dope back in the day…

  • Thenatural503

    Why should anyone help this dude? So he hit someone and ran from the accident and I should send him money or support? WTF for!? Negro this is your fault no one else is to blame but your dumb ass.

  • hoeyuno

    I don’t remember who Shyhiem was close to in the Wu but if the new Wu album does have features him and cappadona should be first choices.

    • *Shouldn’t matter


      He needs the love.

      Hopefully he didn’t burn any bridges.

      • Dhz30

        wasnt he in videos runnin his mouth about Rae..i dont know if they ever squashed that

      • I hope not, but he’s acting like the Wu don’t have his back.

      • Dhz30

        type ‘shyheim disses raekwon’ on youtube thats what i was talkin about..he mentions rae as well as Wu in general

      • Even made a diss track, SMDH.

  • I fuxx wit bruh but did this nigga really just ask us to pay his lawyer fees and the like for that dumb dick head shit he did. Bet bruh was drunk or sum shit but damn dogg at least you manned up after pussying out at 1st. I’m sorry but I don’t condone dumb shit. If I do dumb shit I wouldn’t blame nobody except me..I definitely wouldn’t b asking for handouts, hell I wouldn’t even want people to know I was going to jail 4 some idiotic bs…I’m just gon take my licks and keep it pushing. My momma always told me if I goto jail that she wasn’t bonding me out, and she stood on that s*&^. Therefore, Iunno what to tell em. Good luck tho

    • If drunk, dipping lowers BAC for DUI charge, if license is valid, it’s only a Hit & Run felony / accident, if suspended, that is the 2nd violation, making it a crime, because the RUN was after the accident, as opposed to the cause of it.

      I won’t send LEO a dime, but I will put a few $ on his books on the strength.

      • Sean Taylor

        Hit and run…the nigga died. That’s vehicular manslaughter.

      • Not unless at least 2 violations were present.

        1 or less violations = Accident
        2+ = Negligence

        The felony Hit & Run is a subsequent offense.

        IE: Driving, obeying all rules & crash causing fatality = Not your fault (Pedestrian jaywalked, walked on wrong side, etc.) = Accident

        1 violation – Running red light, stop sign, failure to yield, etc, causing fatality = Accident

        Add in a suspended license (*Shouldn’t have been driving in the first place, drinking, speeding. (*20? mph over limit = reckless driving? for 2nd violation) & he might as well go & get a green thumb….because his @$$ is gr@$$.

        *Minus an affirmative defense


  • Flea

    Leave it up to him cause he’s living proof, life as a shorty shouldn’t be so rough

    • johnblacksad

      kick the truth to the young black youth!

  • Black Jay

    So….. Instead of being in the studio…. Instead of trying to rejuvenate your career via the internet……Instead of putting in work with the talent that God blessed you with….. You already had a charge and your 36 year old ass RAN after hitting and killing a dude??? And now you want help? For real? GET THE F*CK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT!

    • Dumbcrap

      Seriously my sentiments exactly. I dont want to support a killer and a coward. Bitch should take out a loan (legal or from a bookmaker) if he was serious about paying himself. Hes taking so little responsibility its going to make the case a slam dunk conviction. First he hits, runs over and kills someone, obviously incredibly violent and im sure doesn’t report it or anonymously call the ambulance coming to try to save this poor mans life. Plus on a legal side he made his charges go from one thing to the same think plus several other felonies.

      • Black Jay

        Consign the hell outta that. It’s still too early to know for sure but it doesn’t seem like the Wu is supporting his idiocy either. And it’s funny how he’s still reppin’ the Wu in the video (his Fam) and asking for handouts at the same time. Damn a n*gga dirt!

  • Dadon850

    This is some sad and pathetic sh!t right here! Damn Rugged Child. Time to sit down for some years now homie. Oh, and by the way, I won’t be sending your azz one cent!!

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    deep relationships? #pause!

  • Fxxk! this piece of $hit. You did the crime now do the time. SMH

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    only thing I remember bout this young nicca is hat he was on that classic big and pac freestyle w/ big daddy kane, all u non NY niccas don’t nothing about that! QUEENS!!!!

    • Polecat

      I do know one thing your queer bait, lol

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        ua cornball fagggggot!

    • Polecat

      Scoop or scrap spit on that track to right?

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      how the hell you talking about non NY niccas dont know nothing about that. Shitttttt….it sounds like you dont know TOO MUCH MORE than that!!! If all you know about him is that he rapped on big and pac then dont end the comment with talking shit hahahha…. NY iggans

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        another bitter azzzz south nicca. u weak minded fu(k boy!

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        South???? oh thats right if you aint from NY you must be from the South!!! GTFOH lmao, sucka i was born and raised in Kiladelphia Pistolvania! miss me with the homo thuggery

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        weak millz! only nicca I ever knew from philly that bout dat is Beans & a NY nicca had to disown his female tendencies. (Jay Z)

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        lmao you a wild dude

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        ny nicca disowned ur cornball fat boy!

  • Dumbcrap

    Wow whats balls on this scumbag. He hits and kills an honest working man, then instead of being a man and waiting for the cops and taking his punishment he runs like a hoe. First running makes whatever sentence you would of got WAY worse just by the fact that you showed no remorse/interested in the persons health and just sped off trying to not get arrested. Why in gods name would anyone waste their hard earned money to support a murderer-coward? I also agree with people, im sure he was drunk or on some shit. Any money raised should goto the victims family not this bum ass. Grow up (hes a old ass anyway but young compared to the rest of the Wu), grow up and take responsilibty for the dumb decisions and incidents YOU and only you brought upon yourself. Yeah why dont we all go send money to Zimmerman, to Manson, to the DC sniper (im sure hes secretly dead but you get my point). Ultimate type of bitch, steals from others cause he cant make money then flips and acts like a victim and begs for money. Stop buying jewelry, cars, houses, whatever this bum ass dude has (leased with a big mortgage im sure). Man i really hope he receives zero, but more realistically less than $200. Its funny, points out how the peripheral Wu tang members obvious made very little money, and wasted it. Their albums didnt sell very good (not the groups or the main squad but all these hanger on’s. You can tell RZA already turned him down, cause if you were signed to Wu wouldnt you goto RZA or the record label first and ask for an advance (not gonna happen but could ask) so that you can hire a lawyer. Also NO lawyer is going to be able to win the case, except with a big time like the late Cochran, Bruce Cutler or other high end attorneys that deal with huge cases (mafia cases) could maybe raise reasonable doubt. The info in this article leads me to believe they have evidence in several forms and in spades.

    • Celz

      If homie would have just faced the music he’d prolly be out in 2-3 years tops.. Maybe alot less.. Since he ran everyone will assume he didn’t care and/ or was DWI (It’s DUI in Cali lol)… Niccas gotta man up and leave that childish shyt behind. Face the music

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  • Dammit little Word Man…smdh…

    • Polecat

      F*ck you homie who you suspose be Albert Einstein… that’s why I really don’t f* ck with this site ’cause it be some internet thugs on here trying to raise my blood pressure, ignorant idiots…

      • LMAO The hell you talkin about homeboy?! Do you even know what I’m referencin? You DO know the Word Man was Shyheim’s character in the Original Gangstas movie…right?! So if your “blood pressure’s risin”, that’s completely on you not me. Sit your smart dumb ass down somewhere, callin me the internet thug when you’re the one talkin shit about somethin you don’t even know about…LOL and smdh.

      • Polecat

        My bad Homie fareal its all good dude!!!

      • Polecat

        But I’m far from a dumbass, and it was a misunderstanding.

      • it’s all good bruh, no harm no foul right? Peace fam.

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  • Polecat

    He’s about to get some major time, wow!! I was just wondering were he’s been, damnit mayne..# get to know me more @ reverberation/ Novacane 1

  • johnblacksad

    “Dear God”… by Shyheim, is the most played song on my iTunes. Real sh!t

    Just sharing…

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      change it to “Mama I killed a man” by Shyheim



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  • ZUBU

    Not certain if it is true but they say he make have been getting pursued and shot at when he ran the stop sign. They say there may be bullet holes is the vehicle he was in. “IF” this is true he may be able to beat this or at least get the charges reduced. If hot ones are flying your way you got to keep it moving. I’m not saying its right but I understand.

    • Realreal

      Im cynical i guess, but whos to say he didnt shoot his own car soon after the hit and run? Plus who the F is looking to assassinate Shyheim? Nobody even knows who this guy is.

      • Terrance

        When you have had a level of success and still hang in or visit THE HOOD, dudes get sensitive about your presence. I remember some rappers that MOST of us KNOW (which I will NOT name) came back to the HOOD to show LOVE. Dudes told them to “get back in the vehicle y’all came thru in or we gonna jack the car from y’all RIGHT NOW”.

        The dudes were SERIOUS to say the least. What bugs me out is that these same dudes were like “F*ck them n*ggaz, they don’t be in the HOOD, they don’t come and show love in their own hood”. However, at the same time, the HOOD turns around and does something like that when the rap kats actually DID come thru to show love.

        That right there taught me a VALUABLE lesson.

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  • Az1@tik-blkmn

    I don’t know what’s worse, this whole shyheim situation or these ignorant comments you loser E thugs post smh….

    • Terrance

      Ha Ha…

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  • Vic Sage

    ‘For Shyheim and all the rest of you mindless cats who never learn nor seek to elevate from bad situations that you were involved in previously and paid dearly for in regards to life altering circumstances…”Wrestle with your Hubris when your Freedom is snatched or when you are amongst the maggots amongst the Earth in which you will be interned…”

  • tab58064

    Send this nigga not a goddamn dime! He had an opportunity to make something out of himself that so many young men will never get and he blew it by wanting to continue using drugs, hanging in the hood, and hanging around a bunch of “go nowhere ass niggaz!”


    Homeboy is breaking down.

  • cromthelaughinggod7

    You are always late with news now on this site. I saw the epic fail of the day teen shot playing knockout. That is really old news last year to be exact. AHH step your news game up. The majority of articles are very late and read them elsewhere. Also the news you present is always incomplete. Shyheim was supposedly pursued by a gunman shooting at him persistently thus him trying to get away fear of his life. Where is that news AHH? If you want the full info go to vladtv or forbezdvd. I know what it is like when someone is gunning at you and in a car you don’t want to get hit but he should have drove to the police station.

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