Miami rapper Bizzle was shot and killed at a local car wash as he sat in his car with his children.
As reported by the Miami Herald:
The victim was identified by police as Robert Labranche, 37, of Miami. Word quickly spread on Twitter that Labranche is a local rapper known as Bizzle or Chowtime.
Bizzle’s MySpace bio identifies him as Robert “Bizzle” Branche, who has uploaded several video performances on YouTube.
On Tuesday morning, a handful of friends and family members gathered at the Magic City car wash where Bizzle was killed.
Among them was Alex Pierre-Louis his former music manager.
Pierre-Louis said Bizzle was a well-liked businessman who employed young men to work at his car wash on Northwest 54th Street and Seventh Avenue.
"He didn't grow up with a lot of money. If he saw a little kid buying food at Wendy's he paid for the food. He was always looking out for people."
Bizzle's younger brother was too inconsolable to speak with reporters.
"My brother just died," he said.
According to Miami police, officers on patrol in the area of the car wash at 770 NW 54th St. heard gunshots about 8 p.m. and began canvassing the area. They found Labranche’s body on the ground in the corner of the car wash.
Labranche had two children, both younger than 10, inside an SUV he was apparently driving at the time. The children were not hurt, said Miami police spokesman Willie Moreno.
SOURCE: Miami Herald