Rapper “Twain Gotti” Drops Hot Track About Murdering Somebody In 2007…Promptly Arrested For 2007 Cold Case Murder
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News Police say a local rapper’s song helped link him to a cold case involving a double homicide in 2007. On May 10, 2007, officers were dispatched to the 23rd Street and Orcutt Avenue area for reports of shots fired. While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting after a victim was found lying on a front porch in the 2300 block of Orcutt Avenue. That victim, identified as Brian Dean, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Dean was unconscious but breathing and was taken to a local hospital. He was later taken off life support. A second victim, identified as Christopher Horton, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso behind the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The case eventually went cold.
Four years later, the case was assigned to another detective with the Newport News Police Department. According to court documents obtained by WAVY.com , three men were identified as possible suspects. The detective said witnesses told police Horton and one of the suspects, Antwain Steward, fought prior to the homicides. Two other witnesses came forward and told the detective a rap song had been produced by Steward, also known as “Twain Gotti,” referencing the slayings. That track titled “Ride Out” was found on the internet and contains words investigators believe are about the killings, the detective said:
“Listen, walk to your boy and I approached him, 12 midnight on his traphouse porch and everybody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him, 357 Smith & Wesson [unintelligible] scoped him, roped him, had me crackin up so I joked him, it’s betweezy six feet ova, told ya [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya.”
“Who puts something in a song that they did like that,” Horton asked? “It’s crazy. That’s what I think. Why would he do that?”
Detectives believe the 2007 homicides were gang related. According to court documents, Steward along with two other suspects were involved in a street gang called Wickzoo in 2007. That gang is now called MOR3SH3LLZ, and detectives say Steward is suspected to be its leader. Additionally, detectives said Horton was part of the street gang called Dump Squad in Newport News.
“Why would he do that?” “Who puts something in a song that they did like that?” Umm it’s called street cred honey, look it up. People forget these days that rap isn’t just music it’s a lifestyle. Seriously what is the rap game now? Drake singing about his pussy emotions? 2 Chainz yelling incoherent one liners? Fucking white boys recording albums off their dad’s trust fund about doing molly? About time we had some real badass gangster street shit around here. Dudes who talk the talk and walk the walk and drop tracks on MySpace about people they actually murdered. Sure it’s going to get you a life prison sentence and leave the MOR3SH3LLZ without a leader and make you question whether you should have publicly released a confession to cold blooded homicide but that’s just how it goes. True thug life comes at a cost.