Atlanta Police Release Footage of Bankroll Fresh Shooting
A year after Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh passed away, city police have released video from the night he was killed.
According to local station WSB-TV, investigators believe that there were half-dozen guns used outside of the Street Execs recording studio in Northwest Atlanta, where Fresh was killed. Police say Fresh was carrying an assault rifle. They are unsure as to whether he opened fire first or if he was using self-defense.
“Whether or not he was defending himself or the other person defending themselves, that is the question. That’s where we are trying to get to the truth,” Atlanta police Major Adam Lee said to WSB-TV. Police did not release the full video due to its graphic nature.
Last July, local rapper No Plug revealed in an interview with Vlad TV that he and Fresh had a previous altercation inside the studio before things escalated outside. Plug explained to DJ Vlad how Fresh and his entourage were fully armed.
"He came out with his gun and shit, and shit happened,” No Plug told Vlad TV. “When he came out, [he was] playing with the shit. Just playing with the shit. He fired a shot. And shit happened. We pulled off. He ended up dead. As simple as shit was.” In the same interview, Plug revealed that he spoke to police immediately after the shooting and wasn't charged nor arrested.
The investigation remains open as police continue to determine whether or not they should file charges or prosecute anyone. "We just want to get to the truth and sometimes the truth takes time,” Lee said. "We’re looking for anybody we have not identified who may have been there and may know more than what we know at this point, than what we see on the video."
Check out a snippet of the footage below.