Police Investigate Homicide Victim's Ties To Rapper Cuban Link

Police are investigating

the slaying of a man in New Britain, Connecticut and the man’s alleged connections

to rapper Cuban Link.

Investigators believe Luis Bruno was murdered in a drug deal

gone bad last week.

Officers were called to an apartment in New Britain, Connecticut,

in response to a report of gunfire coming from inside the apartment.

When police arrived they found Bruno, 35, lying on the kitchen

floor with multiple stab wounds to the head, neck and face.

Police are investigating what connections, if any, Bruno had

to an associate of Cuban Link.

Cuban Link’s manager Evaristo Pabon Jr. stated that the

man worked as a security guard for the rapper last month at a concert in Springfield.

“[Police asked] about a guy who we have not seen for several

months in the past,” Pabon told the Hartford Courant. “We do know

that it's in reference to a homicide."

The rapper rose to fame through his association with legendary

deceased rapper Big Pun and Fat Joe’s Terror Squad.

Cuban Link became involved in a highly publicized dispute with

Fat Joe, the leader of the Terror Squad. He left the group shortly after a physical

confrontation with Fat Joe.

Cuban Link recently

released his album Chain Reaction in August of 2005 and is gearing

up for dates in Texas and Arizona to support the album.