23 Brazy Arrested For Alleged Killing Of 10-Year-Old Boy

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23 Brazy had been on the run for 10 months.

Authorities have finally arrested Norfolk rapper 23 Brazy for allegedly killing a 10-year-old boy, after a 10-month search that concluded in Virginia on Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals Service was offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.

Brazy stands accused of allegedly killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring a 37-year-old man in an August 2023 shooting in Franklin. Police claim Brazy and three other people went to the latter victim’s house on August 9, 2023, before the shooting broke out. They issued the warrant for her arrest for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, threat to burn or damage a building, possession of firearm by convicted felon and discharge of a firearm in a public place.

Police Apprehend 23 Brazy

Robert Bowers with the U.S Marshals Service detailed the arrest to News 3, revealing that they found Brazy at Brookside Square Apartments in Boykins where a relative was hiding her. "Her family member came out, and I heard Drayton's voice from the top of the stairs saying she was coming out, and she came down the stairs and surrendered," Bowers said. He also explained that the case was extra important considering the age of the victim. "On a case like this where a juvenile is involved, it means a little more and you put a little effort into it to give the family some closure," Bowers said. He added: "It feels good. When we spoke last time I told you that the Marshals Service wouldn't rest until Tashawnda Drayton is in custody and we meant it."

Brazy isn't the only artist to find themselves in legal trouble this week. In other news, singer Justin Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor, New York on Monday night for driving while intoxicated. Be on the lookout for further updates on 23 Brazy on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.