KEY POINTS

  • YFN Lucci is wanted by Atlanta police on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault
  • He allegedly participated in the shooting of two men on Dec. 10 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Police announced a reward of $5,000 for information that could lead to the rapper's arrest

Rapper YFN Lucci is wanted on multiple charges, including murder, in connection with the December shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams, Atlanta police said. 

Police made a public plea for help Tuesday in locating the 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rayshawn Lamar Bennett, after Adams and a second victim named Kevin Wright were shot on Dec. 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, People reported. The news was first reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Lucci is wanted on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Atlanta police said in a news release. 

On Dec. 10, officers responding to a 911 call found Adams, 28, in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his face, according to the police incident report. He could not be revived and later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Shortly after Adams' shooting, the second victim, Wright, 32, arrived at an area fire station with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Investigators determined the two shootings were likely related.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered through Crime Stoppers to someone who can provide information on the rapper's whereabouts that could lead to his arrest. 

Two others, Ra’von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, have been arrested in Miami on charges of felony murder in connection with the shootings.

Lucci signed with Think It’s A Game Entertainment in 2014 and debuted his mixtape “Wish Me Well” in the same year. The release featured collaborations with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Migos, among others.

His studio album, “Ray Ray From Summerhill,” in 2014 peaked at no. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also scored a hit in 2017 with his “Long Live Nut” album, which reached no. 27 on the chart.

Lucci is best known for his song “Key to the Streets,” which was released in 2016 and featured Quavo and Takeoff from hip hop trio Migos and Trouble. The track was listed among the year’s best 50 hip-hop songs by XXL Magazine. A remix of this version featured 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.

The rapper, who dated Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, for several years, also showed up in 2017 and 2018 in a Sean John advertising campaign. 

Carter also appeared in one of the videos for his latest album, “Wish Me Well 3,” which released last month. 

YFN Lucci Rapper YFN Lucci performs onstage during "Joy To The Polls" pop up concert on January 05, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Getty Images/Paras Griffin