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Florida rapper arrested in Georgia, charged with murder

October 24, 2019

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old rapper who had been on the run since August has been arrested in Georgia in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Florida nightclub.

News outlets report rapper Lil Dell was captured Tuesday by Cobb County authorities. His real name is Cordellius Lashawn Dyess.

A Pensacola police statement says Dyess was wanted on murder and other charges in the May killing of Elizabeth Harris near the Platinum Club.

Police say Harris was leaving a concert when more than 40 shots were fired in a parking lot, killing Harris. Police say the shooting was between rival gangs and Harris wasn’t the intended target. Three others have already been arrested.

It’s unclear whether Dyess has an attorney who could comment.

Dyess’ most popular song on YouTube has about 100,000 views.