Police have been
seeking Mac Minister, born Andre Dow, in connection with the May 2005 murders
of Kansas City rapper Anthony "Fat Tone" Watkins and his companion,
Jermaine "Cowboy" Akins.
Mac Minister and an accomplice, Jason "Corleone" Mathis, of shooting
and killing Fat Tone and Cowboy in retaliation for the murder of Vallejo rapper Andre "Mac Dre" Hicks.
Mac Dre was gunned
down in November 2004 after an alleged dispute over payment for a concert. It
was widely believed that Fat Tone was behind Mac Dre’s murder, although police
never substantiated the claims.
According to police,
Fat Tone and Cowboy were seen leaving their hotel with Mac Minister hours before
they were murdered.
Fat Tone’s family
members told investigators that Mac Minister had allegedly arranged a meeting
with representatives from Snoop Dogg’s record label for a possible record deal
at a Snoop Dogg concert in Las Vegas.
The bodies of
Fat Tone and Cowboy were found in a construction area outside of Las Vegas a
short time later. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Prior to his murder,
Fat Tone had been involved in several violent altercations in Kansas City.
The rapper was
shot multiple times with an AK-47 in 2003 while riding in an SUV with Sacramento
rapper C-Bo, San Francisco rapper Messy Marv and others. Fat Tone and C-Bo were seriously injured
in the shooting but both survived.
In October 2004,
Fat Tone was shot at again while leaving a Kansas City nightclub, just one month
before Mac Dre was gunned down.
In May 2005, police
found a Pontiac Sunfire on fire in Vallejo, Calif., and tracked the vehicle
to Corleone’s girlfriend, Lee Danae Laursen.
Corleone was arrested
and is currently awaiting trial in Las Vegas.
incident, police pulled Mac Minister over in July 2005 near the Golden Gate
Bridge, and the rapper fled the scene. A chase ensued across the bridge and
Mac Minister managed to escape.
his abandoned car and found a documentary he had produced about his life, as
well as an internet article about the murders of Fat Tone and Cowboy.
Mac Minister was
arrested again a month later by California Highway Patrol but was released a
short time after.
In November 2005,
Mac Minister was charged with two counts of murder with a deadly weapon and
two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Two days after
Mac Minister was formally indicted, Corleone’s girlfriend, Lee Danae Laursen,
was found murdered.
Police are now
seeking Mac Minister as a "person of interest" in Laursen’s murder
Mac Minister has
recorded with fellow Bay Area rappers Mac Dre, E-40 and Yukmouth, among others.
In 2000, the rapper
grabbed headlines when he was involved in a major brawl with E-40 during the