DeGruy had fled to California after arrest warrants alleged that he had shot at, and narrowly missed, an eastern St. Bernard man he knew on April 29. He allegedly had beaten and robbed that man and another eastern St. Bernard man of cash and their cellphones, Pohlmann said.
Detectives have not released information about a possible motive in the shooting and robberies, and the Sheriff’s Office did not immediately release the name of the alleged victims, stating fears about possible retaliation.
DeGruy performs with his band The Flamez (or the Flame Gang Muzik) and has released several mix tapes after the release of his first solo mix tape, Heroic Volume 1, in 2009, according to his website. He also appeared on Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait” and “Dedication 4” mix tapes, according to the website.