Wu-Tang Affiliate Shyheim Faces Felony Charges In Fatal Hit And Run

Shyheim Franklin turned himself in to police on Wednesday after an incident that left a 29-year-old man dead.

Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim Franklin has seen his fair share of ups and downs since releasing his debut album AKA the Rugged Child 20 years ago, but, now the 36-year old is facing serious charges in the wake of a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead.

Shyheim turned himself in to police on Wednesday following a New Year’s Day incident in Staten Island, New York, which left a 29-year old man dead. He will face a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a class D felony, according to a report on the Staten Island Advance’s website.

With his mounting trouble, the embattled rapper posted a viral video on YouTube to garner financial support to help fight the charges against him. “Yo, to all my family, friends and fans reaching out in support, I’m in a lot of trouble right now and I need help with my legal defense so I can have a fair shot in court,” he said into an unsteady camera before asking for monetary donations made payable to his lawyer. “Thank you for your love, loyalty, respect, trust and honor.”

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