A Miami rapper known as Wavy Navy Pooh was shot and killed Friday night when he was ambushed while in a car driving to West Kendall, multiple law enforcement sources told the Herald.
The rapper, real name Shandler Beaubien, 28, was shot dead while riding in a car southwest of 152nd Street and 127th Avenue near the Miami Zoo.
While the Miami-Dade police had not officially confirmed his identity, his death was already making the buzz on social networks Friday evening. Beaubien was suspected of being involved in a series of shootings in North Miami-Dade over the past year – and police officials are already bracing for retaliatory attacks as Martin Luther’s holiday weekend King Jr. is unfolding, sources say.
Police say the slain driver was driving a Toyota Camry, which was stopped at the intersection when a gray four-door Lexus pulled into its side and opened fire, killing him. Unscathed: a 1-year-old boy, a 5-year-old boy and an adult woman in the back seat.
The baby escaped harm on his birthday, according to police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta.
Social media posts about his death went viral on Friday for Beaubien, who has more than 68,000 followers on Instagram.
Beaubien, of Brownsville, was best known for his song “MIAMI (Murder is a Major Issue),” which features him waving around a gun, a staged murder scene, and actual footage of Miami-Dade police officers on actual filming scenes. . It had been viewed on YouTube over 200,000 times.
Beaubien had already been shot. In May 2020, he was injured while driving in the 3100 block of Northwest 88th Street. Wounded in the thigh and leg, Beaubien told officers he returned fire in self-defense after someone in a passing car opened fire on him and several other men gathered outside a House.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.