Monday, June 10, 2013

Rapper Eldorado Red Indicted In Lil Phat Murder

Eldorado Red, a former collaborator of Lil Phat is among five men indicted in the murder of Louisiana rapper Lil Phat.

Rapper Eldorado Red has been indicted with five others for the murder of Lil Phat, which occured last summer.
The news is particularly disturbing because Eldorado and Phat had collabrated together on several songs. Including multiple tracks on the former's McRado's 2 and latter's Return of the Mob  mixtapes. reports that Eldorado Red was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia on Tuesday (June 4), and is being held without bond.

ABC News has obtained indictment papers that name Red, real name Gary Bradford, along with Mani Chupayev, Maurice Dewayne Conner, Deandre Washington, and Decensa Xavier White, claiming they "unlawfully, while associated with a criminal street gang, participate criminal gang activity through commission of an offense.. to with: crimes of violence including murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony..." 

Eldorado Red has collaborated with such artists as BIG K.R.I.T., Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, and Scoop Deville.
Chupayev was accused in April 2013 of hiring hit men to kill Lil Phat because of his knowledge of shady car deals. Chulpayev reportedly has ties to the Russian Mafia.
In June of last year, Phat was fatally shot outside Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He was shot several times in a parked on the second level of a parking deck. He was 19 years old.