DaBaby Questioned by Miami Beach Police After Two Suspects Arrested in Shooting

Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was questioned by Miami Beach police regarding a shooting that wounded two people and led to two suspects being arrested. Jonathan Kirk was one of many people who officials questioned on Tuesday, according to a statement by Ernesto Rodriguez, Miami Beach police spokesman.

No arrests have been made but Rodriguez said that “several possible suspects” had been detained.

The shooting, which wrapped up an already violent Memorial Day weekend, wounded two unidentified persons, and Wisdom Awute, 21, and Christopher Urena, 29, were arrested in the shooting shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, Miami Beach police commented Tuesday. Witnesses told police in an arrest report that Awute, also known as a rapper named Wisdom, was a part of DaBaby’s entourage. DaBaby was then interviewed and released by police and has not been charged, police and his attorney said.

Awute allegedly shot someone in the leg.

Both Awute and Urena were arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault, while the latter is charged with additional counts, including theft and a weapons charge, according to the arrest documents.

The shooting occurred at First Street and Ocean Drive, near the Prime 112 steakhouse, following an argument between two groups. It’s not clear what the argument was about nor has it been confirmed if either man had an attorney who could comment on their behalf.

As for the shooting victims, one was treated and released, and the other was in a hospital in critical condition, according to Ernesto Rodriguez.

“At first it was like two or three shots, and then a couple seconds later it was like ‘pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’ a whole bunch of shooting,” said James Dozier, a customer who had just left Prime 112 when gunfire erupted.

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“And then you can hear the car zooming down the road,” he said. “You heard a car, like, trying to get away.”

Multiple gun related incidents happened in Miami during a deadly Memorial Day weekend, including the mass shooting early Sunday at a banquet hall that killed two people and injured more than 20 others.


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