Police seek to question Bronx, NY rapper Fat Joe as a witness to the fatal shooting of two people over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Miami, a holiday hot spot.
Miami Beach police arrested Jermaine “Wufgang” Chamberline who has confessed to the murders.
Police believe that Fat Joe may have seen what happened, according to the Miami Herald.
Jose ”Fat Joe” Cartagena could have been hanging out with Lessli Paz and Joey Navarro, the men that were slain early Monday morning.
According to the report, Fat Joe was slated to perform at a party with DJ Khaled, a staple in Miami’s DJ scene and member of Joe’s Terror Squad crew.
Paz, Navarro, and other men were sitting in a parked black Cadillac Escalade at David’s Café II, around 6 am.
Fat Joe could have been in the vehicle as well, according to the Herald.
A melee exploded and three men began to fight in front of the restaurant.
”As the two groups began punching and kicking each other, [ Jermaine ”Wufgang” Chamberline ] reached into his right front pocket and pulled out a 9mm handgun,” said an arrest report.
After pulling a weapon, Chamberline allegedly fired four times, slaying Paz and Navarro.
The Jamaican-born Chamberline was arrested by Detective Andrew Dohler of the Miami Beach police.
He eventually confessed to the crime after detectives were able to put him at the scene of the crime and present him with witness statements.
Men claiming to be friends of Paz and Navarro refused to work with the police, but Chamberline was seen and questioned near the murder scene.
”If it weren’t for that stop, we probably would never have solved this crime. We weren’t getting any cooperation from the victim’s so-called friends,” Miami Beach Sgt. Robert Hernandez said.
Chamberline was formally charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon.
Representatives for Fat Joe had no comment.