The murder trial of
a man accused of shooting Dip Set member Freaky Zeeky started yesterday (September
27th), but not without a bit of drama.
is on trial for allegedly shooting Freaky Zeeky and wounding him, while a second
man, Eric Mangrum was killed in an early morning shootout.
lead witness in the case, Shania Davis, took the stand, but couldn’t remember
details about the shooting.
When she had a
hard time recalling any details surrounding the April shooting, prosecutors
confronted Davis with her police statement from last year.
In her police statement,
Davis alleges Dillon admitted to opening fire as they escaped from the scene
of the shooting via the West Side Highway.
Despite being confronted
with her own statement, Davis still could not recall any of the details from
the evening, leading the judge to declare her a hostile witness.
Dillon denies shooting
Freaky Zeeky and claims he was trying to break up a fight. Prosecutors said
they will produce four witnesses to the altercation who claim otherwise.
John Mingo and
Herndon Williams are facing murder charges as well, but the two men will be
The entire incident
started when Zeeky and Mangrum were involved in a fender bender in Manhattan.
According to reports, the two parties could not come to a resolution in regards
to the damage and the incident escalated into a shootout.
that Dillon, Mingo and Williams’s real motive was to rob the rapper of
Zeeky, who is serving
time in prison on unrelated charges, is expected to take the stand today.
Shortly after the
shooting, Zeeky talked about the accident that fateful night.
“I was like
you know what I'ma go and see Jim [Jones] and before I could even park somebody
hit the car,” Freaky Zeeky told AllHipHop.com. “The only thing on
my mind is how much of a dent is in my car. So we got out to converse and talk…Next
thing I know, a gun is in my face now and the dude got his hand wrapped around
my chain saying give me the motherf*cking chain. So I'm like, I'm shocked while
all of this is going on. I'm like "aww man." I don't know what made
me say no but I said nope and I just went with my instincts, which was to grab
him and stuff and from there it was all prayers.”
Zeeky said that
in addition to being shot, the assailants ran him over, dragged him and ran
him into a building.
a blessing that I made it out alive,” Zeeky said. “Unfortunately
my friend Eric didn't. He was a good friend of mine who I was actually giving
a position to that night. It was his daughter’s birthday.”