Posted: 4:22 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014

Police believe Gwinnett Co. rap group was behind man’s death

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Cpl. Deon Washington said he questioned one of the suspects about the murder but he appeared more interested in keeping his street cred than helping police solve the murder of one of his fans.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga —

Gwinnett County investigators say they worry violence that happened two weeks ago could just be the start of an ongoing feud.

Police told Channel 2's Tony Thomas it centers around a group called “The Migos” and their Rival “2G.”

Investigators say all their talk of violence is becoming a reality and is behind the June 11 murder of one of their fans.

Paris Brown was gunned down outside a Venture Drive  Quality Inn when two men opened fire.

“He was just a supporter of the rap group Migos and essentially caught a stray bullet,” Cpl. Deon Washington said.

Migos member Kiara Cephus was at the location and believed to be the intended target.

Washington said he questioned Cephus about the murder, but Cephus appeared more interested in keeping his street cred than helping police solve the murder of one of his fans.

“We know he was there, however he would not cooperate with the police investigation,” Washington said.

In surveillance footage, two men can be seen walking down a corridor carrying guns. They disappeared for about 10 seconds and police say that’s when the murder occurred. Then they ran back, still shooting.

“Very casually as if this is a game and a big joke, but it’s not because someone lost their life,” Washington said.

“Obviously there’s a difference between entertainment, which is what these guys are affiliated with, and real-life violence and crime.”

Cephus has not been charged but one man has. Police have identified one of the men as Cory Marzette. He’s a known affiliate of the rival rap group 2G. Police believe 2G is behind the murder.

Authorities have yet to identify the second gunman in the surveillance video.

Police told Thomas that they fear this battle has been going on for about six months with various flare ups around the county.

“We want to end this as quickly as we can,” Washington said.

If you have any information regarding the case, be sure to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

 
 

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