Suspect Arrested For The Shooting Death Of Rapper Kid Cali
The LAPD has announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of rapper Kid Cali.On Tuesday officers charged 19-year-old Kenny Birdine of Inglewood with first-degree murder, according to a press release. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related. LAPD Public Information Officer Tony Im told LAist that Birdine is currently the only suspect in the case, but would not rule out the possibility of more suspects, as the investigation is ongoing.
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Birdine was arrested on Saturday for a separate violation of carrying an unregistered gun, and that he was charged with murder while in police custody.
Kid Cali, whose real name is Justin Lishey, was shot at the Millions of Models Mansion Pool Party in Granada Hills on the night of August 20. Two other people were also wounded. Earlier that day, Lishey had announced on social media that he would be attending the party.