Crime

Rapper DaBaby Released After Being Questioned in Miami Beach Shooting UPDATED

DaBaby throws water on the audience during his performance at the 2020 EA Sports Bowl at American Airlines Arena.
DaBaby throws water on the audience during his performance at the 2020 EA Sports Bowl at American Airlines Arena. Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
Miami Beach police have released rapper DaBaby after taking him in for questioning in relation to a shooting last night at Ocean Drive and First Street.

Two people were injured in the shooting, which took place around 11:30 p.m. nearing the end of a busy Memorial Day weekend.

Miami Beach police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez confirmed that DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was among those being interviewed for information about the shooting. As of 4:50 p.m., police said detectives had finished questioning the rapper and released him without pressing charges.

Miami Beach police say they now have two people in custody "who are responsible for Monday evening's shooting."
DaBaby was in town for a concert at Hard Rock stadium over the weekend.


The 29-year-old rapper was previously arrested in Miami in January 2020 and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a music producer during a dispute over payment. Court records show prosecutors dismissed the charge in March 2020.

This story has been updated to include new information from the Miami Beach Police Department.
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