An aspiring rapper in Mississippi is behind bars after he was charged with murder, authorities said.
According to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Cadarrius Pride was arrested in connection with the death of Marcus Wheatley, 40, WAPT reported.
According to officials, police responding to the report of a shooting around 12:30 p.m. on July 19 found Wheatley suffering gunshot wounds.
Pride, of Batesville, was identified as a suspect in the case, and police said that during the course of the investigation, family members notified authorities and indicated “Pride wanted to surrender.”
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He turned himself in to police later that afternoon. Pride was booked into the Panola County Detention Center without bond on a first-degree murder charge, the sheriff’s office said.
Pride, known by the stage name Superstar Pride, hit the Billboard Hot 100 list this year with his song “Painting Pictures.”
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