"According to reports, Shyheim will likely receive a felony charge for leaving the scene of a fatal accident last week.
A Wu-Tang Clan cohort who once worked with hip hop’s biggest names drove the car in a New Brighton hit-and run crash that killed a 29-year-old bakery worker New Year’s Day, according to police sources. Shyheim Franklin, 36, who has rapped under the names Manchild, Little Shyheim and The Rugged Child, surrendered himself to police on Wednesday in connection with the 5:07 a.m. crash, which killed Felipe Avila of Tompkinsville, police sources said. He’s expected to face a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a class D felony, those sources said. (Staten Island Advance)
A detailed account of what allegedly took place has also surfaced.
That morning, Avila was headed to work at the Rosamaria Bakery on Vreeland Avenue in Port Richmond, driving a black 1996 Toyota Celica on Lafayette Avenue, Richmond Terrace-bound. Franklin, meanwhile, was driving east on Cassidy Place in a 1996 Volvo S80 belonging to a close friend, police sources said. He blew through a stop sign and slammed into Avila’s car, then hit a parked Dodge Ram before getting out of the Volvo and running off, police sources said. Sources said Franklin left blood in the Volvo and on the driver’s side airbag. Franklin was out on $10,000 bail at the time of the crash, after his April arrest on gun and drug possession charges." (Staten Island Advance)