New Orleans Police have arrested Darryl “Dino” Bannister Jr. for the Sunday, April 30 murder of BTY YoungN at a Shell gas station in Lil Wayne’s Hollygrove neighborhood, NOLA.com reports.
Bannister, 31, was booked on one count of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 27-year-old rapper.
Police were able to identify Bannister as their suspect because he allegedly left his cell phone at the crime scene, NOLA.com reports. Bannister turned himself into authorities at New Orleans police headquarters, The Advocate reports.
Bannister was allegedly one of two gunmen shown in gas station video surveillance opening fire on YoungN. Footage showed the phone was dropped during the shooting.
BTY YoungN was signed to Birdman’s Rich Gang/Cash Money Records, the Advocate reports.
Birdman took to IG to remember YoungN.
He posted a photo of YoungN in the studio while flexing with a guitar.
Birdman’s caption read, “#RIP @bty_youngn #BTY #gonebutnevaforgotten.”
YoungN revealed in past interviews he had already been shot five times. He was also once charged with second-degree murder, NOLA.com reports.
YoungN began making a name for himself for his eccentric lifestyle. He notably caught social media’s attention in December 2016 when he walked into an Audi dealership with a drawstring backpack full of cash.
Glenn Bell, YoungN’s cousin, was present at the crime scene. Bell told NOLA.com this isn’t the end of BTY YoungN’s rapper career.
“Rap is his career, not was,” Bell told Nola.com. “He’s going to live on.”
YoungN has a large catalog of music online. He has released numerous singles, including “Materialistic,” “Far From Over,” “It’s Whatever,” “When I Was” and more.
Watch music videos from YoungN below:
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