- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two District of Columbia men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the up-and-coming rapper known as Swipey.

19-year-old Diante Brewer and 18-year-old Deshawn Watkins have been accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Douglas Brooks during an attempted robbery outside a party at a family member’s apartment complex in Suitland in August.

Brooks had already performed alongside rappers including Fat Joe and Wale, a Washington native.

The two suspects were arrested over the weekend on charges of first-degree murder with the use of a handgun.

Police Capt. Anthony Schartner says Brewer was linked to the scene by a GPS tracking device he was wearing under court order from a previous case. Watkins was tied to the slaying through ballistics evidence.

Authorities are still searching for three other suspects.



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