© 2020 E! The feud that resulted in the death of Freaky Tah (born Raymond Rogers) can be traced back at least to November, when a member of the Lost Boyz was robbed, the source said.
Patrick Timlin, a commanding officer who supervised the investigation, said at a press conference Thursday that all three suspects in Freaky Tah's killing have criminal records.
After Saunders was shot, "Jones basically [went] looking for this guy -- he looks for him for months, [but] he cannot find this guy," the source said.
"He knows one thing -- he's affiliated or friends with the Lost Boyz.".
All three suspects were charged with second-degree murder and illegal possession of a weapon, police said. Fletcher's background included convictions on drug and weapons charges.
Police are investigating whether that shooting was in retaliation for Freaky Tah's murder, although the source said the three surviving Lost Boyz are not under suspicion. The case is still under investigation.
I'm very saddened that this has affected my brother, Tah. In his confession to police, Jones said he chose Freaky Tah as his target because he mistakenly believed the rapper was a cousin of the man who shot Saunders, according to the source.
NEW YORK -- The three suspects charged in the March 28 murder of Lost Boyz rapper Freaky Tah were affiliated with a "wannabe" rap group called the Hellraisers, and Freaky Tah's death was not the first to result from an apparent feud between the two groups, police said Thursday.
On the night of March 28, 1999, after leaving Mr. Cheeks' birthday party with friends William Brown and Thomas Roman of Boston Massachusetts, Rogers was fatally shot by Kelvin Jones while he was going towards the exit of a Sheraton hotel in Queens, New York. Kelvin Jones, extradited to Allentown this week for a 1998 homicide, was serving time in New York for the March 1999 murder of a popular rapper in Queens, a … As for the Hellraisers, the source said, "there's [really] no such group." The feud that resulted in the death of Freaky Tah (born Raymond Rogers) can be traced back at least to November, when a member of the Lost Boyz was robbed, the source said.
Three days after Freaky Tah's death, a man named Roger Paggent, who also was affiliated with the Hellraisers, was shot dead in Ozone Park, Queens. The getaway driver, Raheem Fletcher, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
R.I.P. Jones pleaded guilty to murder. Rapper Freaky Tah, member of the hip-hop group Lost Boyz, was shot and killed by a ski-masked assailant as he was leaving a party in Queens early Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at the nearby Jamaica Hospital. Says Lost Boyz member Mr. Cheeks: "This black on black crime needs to stop.
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Jones pleaded guilty to murder. Raymond "Freaky Tah" Rodgers, rapper and songwriter: born New York 1972; died New York 29 March 1999.
Not a word was said. As for Rodgers, he and the three other Lost Boyz admitted to being small-time drug dealers at one time, but that was supposedly well before more light-spirited tunes such as "Love, Peace & Nappiness" and "Music Makes Me High" put them on the hip-hop map.  The getaway driver, Raheem Fletcher, was sentenced to seven years in prison.  Rogers was aged 27 at the time of his death. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. Not surprisingly, Rodgers' murder is already being tied--at least, in terms of trends--to the execution-style killings of rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., both of whom had their share of run-ins with the law and various dangerous citizens, and both of whom seemed to predict their own violent ends through their music. He also said it "was not the first time members of the group had been robbed.".
The two-year saga surrounding the murder of supreme hip-hop hype man Raymond "Freaky Tah" Rogers came closer to an end Monday at New York's Queens County … Ryan Fritch, 24, of Queens, is alleged to have driven the van used in the incident, and Rasheem Fletcher, 22, is alleged to have provided the van.
But Saunders, who was killed in the December shooting, actually had no involvement in the robbery, according to police. Tahliq Raymond Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999), better known as Freaky Tah, was an MC, hype man and promoter. On the night of March 28, 1999, after leaving Mr. Cheeks' birthday party with friends William Brown and Thomas Roman of Boston Massachusetts, Rogers was fatally shot by Kelvin Jones while he was going towards the exit of a Sheraton hotel in Queens, New York.
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