The 32-year-old rapper’s fellow Skanbino member Marcus Mosley (AKA Young Kee) was found shot to death on Lawndale Avenue near Dayton Street on Monday (July 31). Although they haven’t ruled out a connection between the killings, police cite no evidence linking the crimes. A woman who was with Smith is expected to survive the ordeal, despite being critically wounded. No arrests have been made in the case. However, authorities impounded a car that matched the description of the vehicle used in Smith’s slaying after a man abandoned it at a gas station Sunday morning after seeing police.Investigators are believed to have information pointing to a suspect in "at least one of the shootings," Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton told the Flint Journal.
Smith survived being shot five times at close range and was acquitted of a murder charge in 2002, in the shooting death of a Flint man. The rapper was on probation for gun possession when he was killed.The 32-year-old Mosley also ran afoul of the law when he was sentenced to 4 years in prison in 1994 for cocaine possession. In 2001, he was caught with a gun in his waistband during a drug bust, in which police also found $20,000 hidden in a football. Mosley denied having the gun but was sentenced to a year of probation in 2005. On July 13, Smith attended a funeral for his 5-year-old niece, NiYauna S. Jones, who was shot and killed by unknown assailants while riding with a relative who was test driving a new car.