Fat Joe Agrees To Talk To Police About Double Homicide
Police believe Fat Joe was in a rented black Cadillac Escalade with Lessli Paz and Joey Navarro outside a local eatery on early Monday morning (May 28) when they purportedly got into an altercation with another man identified as Jermaine ''Wufgang'' Chamberline.
According to an arrest report, a fist fight took place and "[Chamberline] reached into his right-front pocket and pulled out a 9mm handgun." Three slugs would hit Navarro, 26, of Homestead, Florida who later died at the hospital. Paz, 25, of New York, died on the sidewalk from a gunshot wound.
When police arrived they detained four men who claimed they were friends of the dead men but later refused to cooperate. Chamberline would be arrested minutes later and would eventually confess to shooting Paz and Navarro.
Fat Joe's nephew, John Garcia, would tell New York's Daily News on Thursday (May 31) that the Bronx bred rapper had left for Russia for a tour before the shooting occurred; but the rapper's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, has since said that his client left after the shooting.
Lichtman, who says he contacted police after reports surfaced that Fat Joe had been at the scene, claims his client saw nothing and was not in the vehicle with the victims.
"He didn't witness the shooting," Lichtman told the Daily News.
Joe is expected to talk to the Miami police this week on the phone or in person. No date has been set.