16-year-old rapper Lil Cam was arrested days ago in connection with the shooting murder of Takeoff.
Speaking to reporters, one of the prosecutors spoke about the charges.
“We believe Cameron Joshua has been appropriately charged in this case,” lead prosecutor Matt Gilliam told reporters. “And we’re continuing our investigation into the death of TakeOff.”
Cam’s attorney, Christopher Downey, also spoke and says his client is innocent.
“I haven’t seen anything to suggest that Cameron Joshua had anything to do with the shooting, that he discharged a firearm that caused [TakeOff’s] death or was he even involved,” Downey said. “My understanding is there was some type of skirmish.”
Downey continued, “I’m familiar with all the Instagram sleuths. They remind me of the blind guy who tries to figure out an elephant and grabs its trunk and thinks it’s a snake. The bottom line is they’re wrong. Cameron Joshua did not shoot TakeOff.”
Cam was charged with felony unlawful carry of a weapon. He is allegedly affiliated with J. Prince Jr.’s Mob Ties Records.