Young Money rapper Flow is not as well known to hip-hop fans as his label mates Lil’ Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj, but he is now well-known to law enforcement in New Orleans. On Friday, the New Orleans Advocate reported that Flow (government name Widner Degruy) was arrested along with two others for the murder of two siblings on Memorial Day. Kendrick “Muddy Cup Buddy” Bishop, 22, and his younger brother Kendred Bishop, 18, were killed by a hail of gunfire as they sat in their Kia sedan on May 25th.
Flow, 23, was taken into custody for the murders a few days after the shooting with alleged accomplice, Jonathan “Lil Joe” Evans, 18, but posted $500,000 bail. He was brought in on a new indictment, along with his girlfriend Jamya “Mya” Brady, who caught two obstruction of justice charges. She is accused of helping Evans flee the scene and housing Flow and the fourth defendant, Chantelle Edwards, at her apartment. Evans has remained jailed since the initial arrest, but was indicted this week, as well. Edwards is charged as accessory after the fact and was still at large on Friday.
Flow had taken to Instagram to express condolences for the death of the older Bishop brother, a fellow rapper, in an attempt to clear his name. One said, “Love u Blood.” However, police gleaned information from “citizen participation” and were in possession of surveillance videos showing Flow and another man running from the scene and buying something at a nearby store (posted below). Authorities also say that Flow left his cell phone at the scene. The Advocate reports:
A police report suggests Degruy had left his phone at the scene after unleashing a storm of gunfire on the two brothers and was trying to retrieve itin an interaction that was caught on a police officer’s body camera.
Police say Degruy showed up after the killings, spotted a cellphone on the ground and acted shocked, in what authorities describe as feigned surprise.
“Hold up, hold up,” Degruy reportedly said. “That’s my phone.”
Police say he also lied about his name, then changed his story and said he opened the door to the brothers’ home to the sound of gunshots ringing out. He told police he ran to the Kia and tried to call police, but his phone’s screen was cracked, so in a fit of rage he threw the phone on the ground, according to a police report.
Evans also acted suspiciously while in police custody:
Evans, who is in state custody on a probation violation stemming from his arrest in the murders, also gave a false name: Krease James, court records show. After police ran the name and found someone else’s photo, Evans tried to lunge headfirst through the district station’s window in a failed escape attempt, police said.
This is not the first time Flow has been at odds with the law. In 2012, he received a suspended six-month sentence for cannabis possession. In 2013, Flow was wanted on attempted first-degree murder charges after allegedly shot at a man and robbed him. He got low from local police, but was nabbed in Oakland by US Marshals. The case was dropped when a witness didn’t show up to testify.
Flow and Evans are now being held on $3.5 million bail. Brady’s was set at $500,000 and Evans’ was set at $250,000.
Flow was signed to Young Money in 2012. His most notable work was his cameo on Wayne’s single “Off Day” last year.