Rapper DaBaby questioned, later released by Miami Beach police in shooting investigation
MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was detained for questioning and later released by Miami Beach police regarding a shooting that wounded two people, officials said Tuesday. Police said two suspects are now in custody. Jonathan Kirk, DaBaby’s legal name, was one of many people being questioned by officials on Tuesday, Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in a news release. Rodriguez had said earlier that “several possible suspects” were detained. He later noted that DaBaby had been let go while two other people were being held as suspects. Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting just after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the leg. Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police have not released the identities of those wounded. One was treated at a hospital and released, while the second remains in the hospital in critical condition. The shooting took place on Ocean Drive, a popular strip of restaurants and hotels in South Beach. DaBaby, 29, was arrested earlier this year in Los Angeles. Beverly Hills police said he took a loaded gun into an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. The North Carolina rapper’s song “Rockstar” was one of the biggest hits of 2020, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for record of the year. No one responded immediately to an email sent to DaBaby’s representatives seeking comment.