"After a radical investigation, DKPD detectives recognized Hawk as Rooks' cousin, and the individual answerable for Rooks' homicide", the DeKalb County Police Division mentioned in a press release.
The arrest was shared by the DeKalb County Police Department in a tweet. Rooks was reportedly found in the middle of a residential street with multiple gunshot wounds.
Despite his later commercial flops and personal troubles, Silentó's "Watch Me" remains a major achievement.
Silentó, whose real name is Richard "Ricky" Lamar Hawk, was charged in the murder of Frederick Rooks, 34, and is being held in DeKalb County jail, authorities said. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks' death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle.
The video now has more than 1.7 billion views, and the song itself peaked at the No. 3 position on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart. The song and video were popular for incorporating hip-hop dances from other songs, including Soulja Boy Tell "Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" and the GS Boyz" "Stanky Legg".
Police obtained security footage from neighbours that showed multiple vehicles speeding and leaving the scene, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. The Atlanta rapper was charged twice in California in August 2020 for domestic violence and gun charges.
Silento's most recent single, "Swish", was released on January 28th.