The killing of a rival rapper has been linked to members of a Louisiana hip-hop group.
Tauj Chardez Taplin and Quardavion Tyvon White were detained Thursday after a high-speed chase that started in South Texas and finished in Southwest Louisiana, according to CBS station 4WWL.
The pursuit began after officers stopped a car suspected of belonging to a shooting suspect, according to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.
According to authorities, a brawl broke out just seconds into the traffic check, causing Taplin to escape the scene in his Nissan, while White was apprehended.
Officers tracked Taplin down to Beaumont, Texas, but stopped after establishing that he was jeopardizing the lives of other citizens. Taplin was arrested after crashing his car in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The 19-year-old lads are said to be members of “The Fours,” a hip-hop group.
They are now facing charges in connection with the scuffle and high-speed chase, as well as the death of Michael Brock, a member of the “Three-13” rap group, who was 19 years old at the time.