6ix9ine will reportedly testify against one of his associates in the attempted Chief Keef shooting case
by Derêka K. Bennett
According to XXL, three associates of 6ix9ine have just gotten hit with indictments for the federal racketeering and firearms charges the rapper had previously been indicted for. And one associates has also been indicted for their alleged role in the attempted Chief Keef shooting last summer.
According to TMZ, Tekashi “dropped a dime” on his associate and identified him as the gunman in the attempted shooting. Law enforcement sources say that Kintea McKenzie, Anthony Ellison and Denard Butler have been indicted, and that McKenzie is reportedly the person responsible for the attempted Keef shooting back in June 2018.
McKenzie, also known as Kooda B, was reportedly indicted because 6ix9ine spoke with investigators and told them McKenzie was the shooter. It’s alleged that Tekashi said he also paid McKenzie $10,000 to handle the shooting. McKenzie has not yet been apprehended by authorities.
It was previously reported that 69 was being investigated for the attempted shooting, which happened after his public beef with Keef one month earlier. In support of the belief, a video leaked showing a conversation between 6ix9ine and Keef’s cousin Tadoe.
In it the clip, 6ix9ine claimed to have a “30 pack” on Tadoe, leading police to believe that Tadoe was the original target of the attempted shooting outside of a New York City hotel. “30 Pack” was thought to mean $30,000, according to XXL.
This news came a week after Tekashi appeared in court for his pre-trial conference. It was expected that Tekashi would apply for bail during the hearing, but that didn’t end up happening. Tekashi’s attorney Dawn Florio explained that it was the removal of his previous attorney Lance Lazzaro is what led to the postponement of their bail application.
“The lawyers for two of the defendants raised issues of conflict of interest that Lance Lazzaro had represented two other co-defendants in the case and the judge removed him from the case until the conflicts could be waived by Mr. Hernandez and also by [6ix9ine’s co-defendants’] respective clients,” explained Florio. “So until that could be done, Lance is not representing Daniel Hernandez [6ix9ine] right now because of what happened, of course, we’re going to postpone the bail hearing until Lance can come back on the case.”