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Rapper DaBaby arrested in Beverly Hills on suspicion of gun possession

Rapper DaBaby
Rapper DaBaby, born Jonathan Kirk, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle.
(Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

Rapper DaBaby was arrested Thursday after Beverly Hills police said he carried a loaded gun into an upscale Rodeo Drive store.

The rapper, born Jonathan Kirk, was with three men who entered a shop in an exclusive stretch of the 300 block of Rodeo Drive that includes stores for Gucci, Prada and Harry Winston Jewelers, the Beverly Hills Police Department said.

After store security spotted a weapon in Kirk’s waistband, they called 911.

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The men returned to a nearby vehicle and were detained by officers around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Kirk, 29, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle. The other men were released.

He was released from custody after posting a $35,000 bond.

In 2019, the rapper was found guilty of a weapons charge in connection with a fatal shooting in a North Carolina Walmart, according to the Charlotte Observer.


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