Rappers Yo Gotti and OG Boo Dirty Wanted in Nightclub Shooting
Rappers Yo Gotti and OG Boo Dirty are among 11 people wanted in connection with a fight that happened outside the Level II nightclub on Nov. 29.
A police affidavit states that Lance Taylor, a.k.a. OG Boo Dirty, and Mario Mims, a.k.a. Yo Gotti, "were involved in a verbal altercation."
A third man got involved, and Boo Dirty allegedly punched him. A fight ensued, resulting in six people shot.
Three were struck in the buttocks, one in the wrist and one in the shoulder, according to the affidavit. The sixth victim was an off-duty security guard, who was standing about 40 yards from the melee.
Neither Yo Gotti nor OG Boo Dirty is in custody, as of Saturday night.
Yo Gotti's lawyer, Art Horne, said that his client is out of town.
"He just wanted his fans and the public to know that...he doesn't condone that type of behavior, and that again, he plans to deal with the charges that have been filed against him," Horne said.
Horne added, "Once he comes back and deals with the allegations, I think his name will be cleared."
Boo Dirty's lawyer, Harold Durham, told News Channel 3 he had spoken with his client after the fight happened, but did not go into much detail. He was unaware of the arrest warrant out for his client.
Eleven warrants were issued on Friday, and by Saturday night, three men involved were in custody on charges of aggravated riot. They are Vernon McClendon, Kenneth Mason, and Howard Greer.
The affidavit states that Greer was one of the people injured.
His mother said that he's now recovering from the wound.
"I pray that they just change their ways and change the things that they do, and just learn to love one another and just to get along as human beings. Because a lot of young people, they're so willing to die, yet they have not even really lived," she said.
She said the night the incident happened, she couldn't sleep for some reason. She got a call from her son that he was in the hospital at 5:00 that morning.
When News Channel 3 told her that two rappers were involved, she said, "As a rapper you do have an obligation to the public, and you have an obligation to your fans to feed positive message. When you feed that garbage, that negative message of violence, and violating one another, my mother told me if you live by the sword, you're going to die by the sword. And I pray to God that none of you die by the sword."