Rapper Charged In Murder Attempt
CHALMETTE, LOUISIANA - Young Money associate Flow has reportedly been arrested and slapped with multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder after fleeing to California with multiple warrants issued to him.
Details of the serious accusations surfaced online early Wednesday(July 3).
New Orleans rapper Widner DeGruy, 21, who performs as Flow and was signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label in 2012, has been booked with attempted first-degree murder in Chalmette and two counts of armed robbery, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said Tuesday evening.
DeGruy, also known by the nickname Esho Hero, was arrested in the Oakland, Calif., area recently by a U.S. Marshal's task force and was returned to Chalmette on Thursday for prosecution after waiving extradition, Pohlmann said.
DeGruy had fled to California after arrest warrants alleged that he had shot at, and narrowly missed, an eastern St. Bernard man he knew on April 29.
He allegedly had beaten and robbed that man and another eastern St. Bernard man of cash and their cellphones, Pohlmann said. (NOLA)
The rapper reportedly had some help for the multiple attacks.
Detectives have not released information about a possible motive in the shooting and robberies, and the Sheriff's Office did not immediately release the name of the alleged victims, stating fears about possible retaliation.
DeGruy, whose last known address was in the 7900 block of Bass Street in eastern New Orleans, allegedly had two people with him during the attacks and an investigation is continuing, Pohlmann said.
DeGruy was being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison on Tuesday evening in lieu of a $350,000 bond. (NOLA)
According to reports, Flow is from the New Orleans area and has appeared on various Young Money projects.
Real name: Widner DeGruy Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America Notes: Widner DeGruy, better known by his stage name Flow, is a rapper from New Orleans.
Flow is well-known for his music with The Flamez aka Flame Gang Muzik and his appearances on Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait" and "Dedication 4" mixtapes.
Himself, Gudda Gudda and Kevin Gates are looking to release a collaboration mixtape this year called "L.A.T". (Young Money HQ)
The rapper's last Twitter post dates back to late May.
"Slim BoogieMAN #MISFIT Mixtape Koming Real Sxxn!," he tweeted May 27th. (Flow's Twitter).
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Widner DeGruy, better known by his stage name Flow or his nickname Esho Hero, is one of the latest artists to be signed to Young Money.
Hailing from East New Orleans, Flow is already well-known in his hometown for the music he has recorded with his group The Flamez aka Flame Gang Muzik, with who he has released 3 mixtapes.
Flow released his first solo mixtape entitled Heroic Volume 1 in 2009 and is now working onVolume 2, which will be released later this year.
Flow received global recognition after he got a call from Lil Wayne and was asked to appear on his Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape.
He can be heard on the track “Inkredible“.
The Esho Hero‘s journey to fame and fortune has just begun as he is now recognized outside of New Orleans.
With Flow‘s unique talent mixed with the influence of Young Mula, he will be sure to fulfill his dream of becoming a successful rapper.