Atlanta-based rapper Dirty Tay identified as man arrested in shooting of 3-year-old

ATLANTA — A man involved in the shooting of a 3-year-old boy as he rode in the back of his father’s car earlier this month is Atlanta-based rapper “Dirty Tay,” according to music and culture magazine, Complex.

Atlanta police said Kentavious Wright, 24, was arrested on Aug. 19 on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, criminal street gang participation, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

Police said a Kia pulled up next to another car around 4 p.m. on Aug. 3 on Peters Street and someone opened fire from the passenger’s seat. A bullet struck a 3-year-old boy who was riding in the backseat in the head. The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The child’s condition and identity have not been released.

Wright was arrested on Aug. 19.

Body camera video shared by the Atlanta Police Department shows officers pull Wright out of a car. During the arrest, officers noted that Wright had a large wad of cash in his pocket. Wright then asked if he could say goodbye to his girlfriend.

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Wright is signed to Atlanta-based, Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby’s label, 4PF, according to Complex.


In a post shared on the rapper’s Instagram stories, Wright denied any involvement with the shooting saying, “the news is not always right, don’t bash me because of allegations.”

Atlanta police said they believe the father was targeted in the shooting and that it was likely gang-related.

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