A Florida rapper faces murder charges after she allegedly shot and killed her manager in the middle of the street, a killing that was captured on stunning security footage, police say.
Kevhani Camilla Hicks, 27, who goes by the stage name Key Vhani, was filmed shooting her manager multiple times on Oct. 9 in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood after he and another man approached her on the street.
In footage obtained by NBC Miami, Hicks was seen getting out of a white car with his manager before the two appeared to be arguing and began punching each other.
Another man then came out a back door and joined the melee against Hicks, and the two eventually threw her to the ground and pinned her there.
After they relented, Hicks walked away from the couple, then suddenly turned around, pulled a gun from her purse and opened fire.
His manager dove to the ground and sought cover behind a car, but Hicks chased him out into the street while continuing to shoot until he was lying wounded on the ground.
Kevhani Camilla Hicks, 27, goes by Key Vhani on stage. She was filmed shooting her manager. Hicks chased her manager as he sought cover and shot her several times. She later died from her injuries. NBC6
At that moment, the second man who had attacked Hicks jumped into his car and drove off, ramming her and apparently running her over.
He then sped off in the car, and Hicks got up and ran down the sidewalk out of sight.
Responding police found the manager with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital but later died.
Hicks, who was hospitalized with blunt force injuries, told police the shooting was an act of self-defense and that she feared for her life.
Hicks had been approached by her manager and another man before she pulled a gun from her purse and attacked. NBC6 Hicks was charged with second-degree murder, but she is expected to be released on bond this month.
“The defendant stated that she was afraid due to the size of the victim and hearing her scream ‘I will kill you with one blow,’” a police report of the incident said, according to NBC Miami.
A GoFundMe created for Hicks by an apparent family member alleged that the two men in the video had “assaulted her multiple times.”
The rapper was taken into custody but is expected to be released after a judge granted her $50,000 bail and house arrest at a recent hearing.
An attorney for Hicks called the incident a “clear case of self-defense.”