Rapper, Wisdom Awute Arrested And Charged For Attempted Murder

By Ebenezer Moore 2 Min Read

Wisdom Awute, an American rapper, and another man were detained and face attempted murder charges in a gunshot in Miami Beach earlier this week after two people were hurt.

Wisdom Awute, who is part of DaBaby’s Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label, was apprehended alongside Christopher Urena in connection with the shooting, Miami Beach Police officials said.

Awute, 21, and Urena, 29, both face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Urena also faces charges of grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday along the popular strip of Art Deco hotels and restaurants. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the leg not far from the Prime 112 restaurant.

Both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where one remained in critical condition and was paralyzed, police said. The other victim was treated and released.

According to an arrest report, Urena had been involved in an argument with another group of men when he pulled out a gun and opened fire.

At some point, Awute pulled out a gun and shot one of the victims in the leg, the report said.

According to Miami Beach police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez, Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was one of numerous people detained for questioning in the Ocean Drive shooting before being released.

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