Toronto Rapper Top5, Wanted for Murder, Arrested in L.A.

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Toronto rapper Top5, who’s been wished for months in reference to the homicide of a 20-year-old in North York, has been arrested in L.A., say police.

The 22-year-old rapper, actual identify Hassan Ali, was detained Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department on a provisional American arrest warrant, says a information launch. He’s wished by Toronto police for first-degree homicide and three counts of failure to adjust to bail.

The rapper had been evading police since May after his prices were upgraded to first-degree homicide in connection to the January killing of 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi. Investigators say that on January 31, Hashi was shot useless in a automobile whereas making an attempt to enter an underground parking storage within the North York space.

Top5 was initially arrested in February and charged with accent after the actual fact, as well as six different offences, together with a number of for drug possession. He was launched from custody in late March and had been dwelling beneath house arrest. Once his prices were upgraded, he minimize off his ankle bracelet and fled, a police source told the Toronto Star.

Just last August, Top5 dropped an attention-grabbing new music video, “Movie,” that includes fellow Toronto rappers Why G and Bundog.

Top5 initially gained buzz in his profession after Drake name-dropped him within the song “Grammys,” off of 2016’s Views. Since then, he’s loved success in Toronto’s underground rap scene, usually racking up views within the millions.

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