A Miami rapper known as Wavy Navy Pooh was shot dead Friday night when he was assaulted while in a car driving in West Kendall, several law enforcement sources tell the Herald.
The rapper, whose real name is Shandler Beaubien, 28, was shot dead while sitting in a car on Southwest 152nd Street and 127th Avenue, near the Miami Zoo.
While Miami-Dade police had not officially confirmed his identity, his death was already buzz on social media Friday night. Beaubien was suspected of being involved in a series of shootings in North Miami-Dade over the past year – and police officers are already preparing for retaliatory attacks while the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend unfolds, sources say.
According to police, the killed driver was sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry, stopped at the intersection when a gray four-door Lexus pulled to the side and opened fire, killing him. Uninjured: a 1-year-old boy, a 5-year-old boy and an adult woman in the back seat.
The infant escaped with injuries on his birthday, according to police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta.
Posts on social media about his death went viral on Friday Beaubien, which boasts over 68,000 followers on Instagram.
The Beaubien of Brownsville was best known for his song “MIAMI (Murder is a Major Issue)”, which shows him waving a gun, a staged murder crime scene and actual footage of Miami-Dade police officers at real-life shooting scenes. It had been viewed on YouTube over 200,000 times.
Beaubien had been shot at before. In May 2020, he was injured while driving on the 3100 block of Northwest 88th Street. Wounded in the thigh and leg, Beaubien told officers he shot back in self-defense after someone in a passing car opened fire on him and several other men were gathered outside a house.
This story will be updated when more information is available.
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