Gangstalicous, Applicants To The Connecticut Rapper, Shot And Killed By Police
R. I. P.
New Britain, CT – Zoe Dowdell, 20, an aspiring rapper who went by the stage name Gangstalicious, was shot and killed by police in New Britain, Connecticut, last Thursday (December 14).
The native of Bloomfield was behind the wheel of a car suspected in a series of armed robberies when he struck the police vehicles and drove towards the officers, in an attempt to flee the scene, according to the Hartford Courant. Subsequently, several officers shot the three individuals in the interior of the vehicle.
Dowdell was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. The two other passengers – a young man of 18 years of age and 15 years, were wounded, but is expected to recover.
Wesley Spears, a Hartford lawyer, says an evening of entertainment management company, who has recently represented was considering the possibility of signing Dowdell to their roster.
Spears, criticized the response to the application of the law. He says Dowdell and the other two passengers should never have tried to flee the scene, but questioned whether the officers ' lives were in danger, to the point that it is considered essential to open fire.
"They shot him three children," he said. "It is completely ridiculous and unnecessary."
A state police investigation into the shooting is underway. Meanwhile, the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.
A makeshift vigil for Dowdell was held in Hartford on Sunday afternoon (December 17).
Dowdell's official YouTube channel has accumulated more than 400,000 views as of December 18. Its 2015 of the song, "Not Supposed To Be," has been seen over 100,000 times.
Dowdell was previously arrested in July after being accused of two counts of third-degree theft and sixth-degree larceny, according to the Hartford Courant. He was also charged with credit card theft and illegal use of a credit card.