According to Eben Gregory, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim Franklin has reportedly turned himself over to New York law enforcement after allegedly being involved in a fatal New Year’s Day hit-and-run where Felipe Avila a 29-year-old from Tompkinsville was killed.
Reports claim Shyheim may receive a felony charge for leaving the scene of the fatal accident last week.
Shyheim who is a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper once worked with hip hop’s biggest names. He is now standing accused of driving the car that was involved in a hit-and run crash.
Police Sources say,
Shyheim surrendered himself to police today in connection with the 5:07 a.m. crash, which killed Felipe Avila of Tompkinsville, and is expected to face a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a class D felony.
Sources are also reporting that on the morning in question, Avila was headed to work at the Rosamaria Bakery on Vreeland Avenue in Port Richmond, NY driving a black 1996 Toyota Celica on Lafayette Avenue. Franklin, meanwhile, was driving east on Cassidy Place in a 1996 Volvo S80. Shyheim allegedly ran a stop sign and slammed into Avila’s car, then hit a parked Dodge Ram before getting out of the Volvo and running away.
Sources said Franklin left blood in the Volvo and on the driver’s side airbag.
Shyheim was out on $10,000 bail at the time of the crash, awaiting further prosecution activity for his April arrest on gun and drug possession charges.
The Urban Daily sends our thoughts out to the family, friends and loved ones of Felipe Avila.