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3 Arrested During Vigil for Dead Rapper ‘Kiing Shooter’ in LIC Tuesday

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May 6, 2020, By Michael Dorgan

Three people were arrested at a crowded vigil for a dead rapper in Queensbridge yesterday after violating social distancing rules, police said.

Police said that they tried to break up a crowd of about 75 people just before 2 p.m. in the vicinity of 40th Avenue and 10th Street.

The attendees had come to pay homage to William Daniels, better known as Kiing Shooter, who had passed away earlier in the day from complications relating to COVID-19. Williams was a resident of Queensbridge Houses.

Police instructed the crowd to disperse and the mourners then made their way to the nearby Queensbridge Park, where they attempted to continue the vigil, according to police.

Police asked the group to disperse again and say they were met with resistance by several individuals.

A 33-year old woman, a 24-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old man were arrested for offenses including resisting arrest, according to a police spokesperson.

Daniels, a 24-year-old up-and-coming rapper, was hospitalized with liver problems last week and subsequently contracted COVID-19. He died from complications with the virus on May 5, according to his obituary on Legacy.com.

Daniels had recently signed to Street Dreams Records, a record label belonging to world renowned rapper Nas, according to HipHopDX.

He recently posted a picture to social media showing him laid up in the hospital.

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Looks like an upstanding gentleman. No idea why something like this happened.

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