Rapper Cassidy (real
name Barry Reese) is expected to surrender to authorities tomorrow to face homicide
charges in connection with the murder of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man.
Reese, who is enjoying quite
possibly the biggest single of his career with his anthem "I'm A Husta,"
is accused of murdering 22-year-old Desmond Hawkins after the two argued in
the rapper's West Philadelphia neighborhood.
Authorities said Reese and
two other men were armed with an arsenal of weapons, including AK47's, and fired
upon three men on April 15.
Hawkins was allegedly killed
by a gunshot to the back, while two other men were admitted for less serious
When he meets police, Cassidy
will be charged with conspiracy, weapons possession and homicide.
A second warrant was issued
for a 23-year-old named Abdul West, who police say was one of the three shooters
and police are still seekingmthe third, unknown gunman.
The arrest on the
homicide charges come as the rapper prepared for the June 28 release of his
sophomore release, I'm a Hustla.