Police Seeking Fat Joe As Shooting Witness
Rapper Fat Joe may have witnessed a fatal shooting outside a popular South Beach, Fla., restaurant and police want to talk with him, authorities said today (May 30).Rapper Fat Joe may have witnessed a fatal shooting outside a popular South Beach, Fla., restaurant and police want to talk with him, authorities said today (May 30).
Witnesses told investigators that Fat Joe was riding in the same black Cadillac Escalade as the two victims of a Memorial Day shooting outside David's Cafe II, police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said. Police believe Fat Joe, whose real name is Joe Cartagena, was an acquaintance of the two victims, Hernandez said.
"If he's a witness, we'd love to speak with him," Hernandez said. A Fat Joe spokesperson Aimee Morris did not return a call seeking comment.
Lessli Paz, 25, of New York, was shot once and died at the scene. Homestead resident Joey Navarro, 26, was hit three times and died shortly after being taken to a hospital.
Police arrested Miami resident Jermaine Chamberline, 24, on charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken into custody Monday afternoon and was jailed without bond.
Chamberline shot Paz and Navarro when a "verbal altercation" between two groups escalated into punching and kicking, according to a police report.
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