Florida gang member charged with homicide allegedly bragged about capturing in music video: ‘Silly rapper’

    Florida gang member charged with homicide allegedly bragged about capturing in music video: ‘Silly rapper’

    A Florida man charged with homicide in reference to a December 2022 capturing reportedly made a music video seemingly bragging in regards to the incident, in response to the Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace.

    Sheriff Grady Judd introduced Thursday 19-year-old La’Darion Chandler, of Lakeland, is in jail on a number of expenses after he allegedly shot 33-year-old John McGee within the again following an argument within the Secret Cove subdivision. Judd mentioned the 2 males had been identified gang members and had been rivals.

    FOX 13 Tampa Bay reported McGee, who was anticipated to get better, died Jan. 9 after he refused to take the drugs docs instructed him he wanted to heal.

    Judd mentioned the capturing was a results of “testosterone overload” after McGee reportedly “imply mugged” Chandler. Earlier than he died, McGee allegedly instructed deputies he did not need Chandler to be arrested in order that he might search revenge himself, FOX 13 reported.


    Florida gang member charged with homicide allegedly bragged about capturing in music video: ‘Silly rapper’

    La’Darion Chandler, 19, has been charged with first-degree homicide within the capturing loss of life of John McGee, 33. (Polk Couty Sheriff’s Workplace)

    Chandler was arrested on Feb. 22 for aggravated assault with a lethal weapon after pointing a gun at and threatening one other particular person in Secret Cove. He was charged in McGee’s loss of life not lengthy after that arrest when detectives gathered sufficient data to ping him because the suspect – together with lyrics from considered one of Chandler’s rap songs that contained particulars of McGee’s loss of life that had not been launched to the general public.

    Judd mentioned the track, steered Chandler shot somebody within the again who was attempting to run from him, was accompanied by a music video and was posted to Chandler’s social media pages.

    “He’s not a lot of a rapper. My rapper skilled says he doesn’t sing properly. He doesn’t transfer properly. He’s only a horrible rapper. However, he’s a silly rapper. He not solely makes a rap video about capturing any individual, however he additionally admits to capturing the man within the again. I’m a coward rapper, that’s what I’m. Watch me shoot the man within the again,” Judd acknowledged, including that Chandler mentioned he was at all times armed and would shoot at his rivals.


    The sheriff mentioned Chandler cried “like a child that misplaced his pacifier” when he was charged with first-degree homicide.

    The gun used within the capturing of McGee has not but been discovered, and Judd is providing $5,000 to whoever can flip it into legislation enforcement.

    He urged anybody with data to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477 and assured they might stay nameless if essential.

    “We would like the gun. We would like the gun that’s been pushed round. We all know it’s been pushed round. We would like the gun that killed John McGee,” Judd mentioned. 

    Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd announces first-degree murder charge against known gang member La'Darion Chandler.

    Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd pronounces first-degree homicide cost in opposition to identified gang member La’Darion Chandler. (Polk County Sheriff/YouTube)

    Chandler, who was reportedly on juvenile probation on the time of McGee’s capturing, has a legal historical past relationship again to when he was 11 years previous – together with seven earlier felony arrests and 5 misdemeanor arrests. He has additionally been incarcerated thrice, Judd mentioned.


    “Let the message be loud and clear and all you gang bangers and gangsters and funky dudes and dudettes, perceive we ripped this rapper, and he’s within the jail. We unwrapped him from coolness and wrapped him up in a jail cell,” the sheriff mentioned, including that he needs Chandler in jail for the remainder of his life.

    Along with the homicide and aggravated assault expenses, Chandler has additionally been charged with convicted delinquent in possession of a firearm. He’s within the Polk County Jail with no bond.