Arrest in Up-and-Coming Rapper's Death

Frank Diggy apparently killed in drug deal turned to robbery

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 4:03 PM EDT
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Police made an arrest in the 2011 murder of an up-and-coming rap artist from Silver Spring Monday. News4's Pat Collins explains how an alleged drug deal and a tip from Virginia gave detectives a break in the case.

Pat Collins

Police made an arrest in the 2011 murder of an up-and-coming rap artist from Silver Spring Monday. News4's Pat Collins explains how an alleged drug deal and a tip from Virginia gave detectives a break in the case.

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Police arrested a suspect in the death of an up-and-coming rapper in Silver Spring, Md., last year.

Franklin Amobi, aka Frank Diggy, was killed outside his apartment Dec. 27, the last homicide victim in Montgomery County in 2011. According to court documents, Amobi, 24, was selling crack cocaine to 29-year-old Dennis Mackabee when he was killed in a robbery.

Investigators got their break when an informant in Virginia told police he knew details about Amobi’s death. That led detectives to an eyewitness, who identified the gunman and identified Mackabee as an accomplice.

Mackabee is facing charges in connection with Amobi’s death.

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