22Gz, a rising rapper from Brooklyn, has reportedly beaten his murder case. 22Gz, born Jeffrey Alexander, was accused of fatally shooting 30-year-old Ladarian Tyrell Phillips of Homestead, FL in Miami Beach in May, the Miami Herald reports.
22Gz, who was 19 at the time of the crime, was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon/firearm.
Footage surfaced of 22Gz – dressed in white shirt and black pants – being greeted by his guys upon his release from jail.
The Miami shooting stemmed from an argument over a parking space during Memorial Day weekend, PIX 11 reports.
The altercation occurred when 22Gz and three friends attempted to parallel park a white BMW. The driver of the vehicle hit a parked gold Buick Regal. Philips, the owner of the Buick and a friend confronted Gz and his friends.
The driver of the vehicle passed a gun to 22Gz who fired two to three shots, shooting Phillips in the back and his friend in the leg.
Gz and his friends fled the scene in their BMW, leading to a high-speed chase with police. The Brooklyn camp crashed in to police cars during the attempted escape. Miami police later fired several shots, killing one of the vehicle’s occupants.
22Gz was slated to perform in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 27.
22Gz proclaimed his innocence via his IG through a third-party.