NBC Miami – Miami rapper Bizzle was killed in a shooting outside a carwashing business on NW 7th Avenue and NW 54th Street Monday night, witnesses on the scene said.
The homicide occurred at 770 NW 54th St. at about 7:30 p.m., police said.
Miami Police confirmed Monday night that the victim was Robert Labranche. He is also known as Bizzle.
“He would not let you starve. He would not leave you in the street,” area resident Rod Parker said of Bizzle. “If you asked him for something, he would try his best to do whatever he can for you – I mean for everybody.”
Police said in a statement that they are searching for a black male suspect in his 20s who fled the scene wearing all black.
The scene in Liberty City became chaotic when the victims’ relatives crossed the crime scene tape, and police had to use force to restrain a man and woman. They were later released and no charges were filed, police said.
Emotions were very high, Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno said.
He said of the victim, “This is someone that was definitely loved, not just by his family but by his community.”
“You could see the large crowd behind me. You could see as soon as a family member run under the police line, and he obviously wanted to grab that family member, he wanted to grab him for one last time, possibly,” Moreno said. “You saw the emotions of the community, just going in with him.”
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