Tuesday morning around 9:35 a.m., Wilbrent Bain Jr., the brother of local rap legend Trina (born Katrina Laverne Taylor), was shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade near 91st Street after a dispute with a friend devolved into gunshots.
His street name was "Goonkie." He'd survived another shooting in 2008. And his criminal record is laced with burglary, drugs, gun possession, and domestic violence charges.
In a statement released shortly after the incident, the rapper's management confirmed for fans and friends:
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I have some very sad news to post. Trina's little brother was shot in Miami, FL. Wilbrent Bain Jr. is also known to friends as Goonkie and is 19 years old. He is currently in critical condition at a local Miami, FL hospital. Please keep him in your prayers and send your blessings to Trina and her family!
Sadly, Bain didn't survive this time. He died at the hospital.
Last night, according to NBC 6, the police arrested 27-year-old Ron Dobson. He confessed to the killing and has been charged with second-degree murder.