North Carolina Rapper Box Carlito Killed In Double Homicide

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Raleigh, NC – Burgeoning North Carolina rapper Box Carlito is reportedly one two homicide victims who were shot and killed in Raleigh this week.

According to ABC 11 Raleigh, the shooting took place on Wednesday (September 4) in the 2700 block Community Drive just after 1 p.m. local time.

The 28-year-old artist, real name Vincente Arocho, was declared dead at the scene, while 31-year-old Jaquan Tyrone Dumas was taken to WakeMed where he died from his injuries.

Box Carlito made headlines in 2018 after he posted a $2.5 million bond to get out jail for a marijuana charge. In a YouTube video, he talked about why he believes the system is set up for people to fail.

“What I want to say about this bond is this, $2.5 million bond all for a marijuana charge, not a high level marijuana charge, a G-class felony which is a low felony,” he said. “My bond should’ve been only $80,000, instead it was $2.5 million and I had to stay in there for six months.

“I had to show all my tax returns, I had to put up all my property, I had to show everything just to get put jail.”

An investigation into the double homicide is underway.