Police Seek Suspects In Skanbino Mob Murders


are investigating the recent deaths of two members of the Flint, Mich. rap group

Skanibino Mob.

Deion J.L. "Bone Skanless" Smith was gunned down Friday (July 28) in

a hail of AK-47 gunfire outside his home on Alma Avenue. The 32-year-old rapper’s

fellow Skanbino member Marcus Mosley (AKA Young Kee) was found shot to death on

Lawndale Avenue near Dayton Street on Monday (July 31). Although

they haven’t ruled out a connection between the killings, police cite no evidence

linking the crimes. A woman who was with Smith is expected to survive the ordeal,

despite being critically wounded.No

arrests have been made in the case. However, authorities impounded a car that

matched the description of the vehicle used in Smith’s slaying after a man abandoned

it at a gas station Sunday morning after seeing police.Investigators

are believed to have information pointing to a suspect in "at least one of

the shootings," Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton told the Flint


Smith survived being shot five times at close range and was acquitted of a murder

charge in 2002 in the

shooting death of a Flint man. The rapper was on probation for gun

possession when he was killed.The

32-year-old Mosley also ran afoul of the law when he was sentenced to 4 years

in prison in 1994 for cocaine possession. In 2001, he was caught with a gun in

his waistband during a drug bust, in which police also found $20,000 hidden in

a football.Mosley

denied having the gun but was sentenced to a year of probation in 2005. On

July 13, Smith attended a funeral for his 5-year-old niece, NiYauna S. Jones,

who was shot and killed by unknown assailants while riding with a relative who

was test driving a new car.

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