Police Search for Witness in Murder of Local Rapper

Officials believe a woman may have witnessed the shooting of a local rapper last December in White Oak, Md.

By Natalie Lopez
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:46 PM EDT
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Officers believe there was a woman who might have witnessed local rapper Franklin Amobi get shot and killed in White Oak, Md. News4's Tracee Wilkins has the story.

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Officers believe there was a woman who might have witnessed local rapper Franklin Amobi get shot and killed in White Oak, Md. News4's Tracee Wilkins has the story.

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Police Search for Witness in White Oak

Officers believe there was a woman who might have witnessed local rapper Franklin Amobi get shot and killed in White Oak, Md. News4's Tracee Wilkins has the story.
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Police are searching for a woman they believe was a witness in the Dec. 22 killing of a local rapper from Silver Spring.

NBC4’s Tracee Wilkins reported police returned to the scene of the crime that took the life of 24-year-old local rapper Franklin Abodi, better known as Frank Diggy.

Montgomery County Police officers were called to the 11400 block of Stewart Lane in White Oak on Dec. 22 around 7 a.m. for a reported shooting in the area. Shortly after, police received information of a stuck pedestrian in the same neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they found the body of Frank Amobi in the street.

Police say that although some people reported they came out after they heard the gunshots, no one actually witnessed the incident or saw the shooter.

However, officials say they now believe there may have been an older Hispanic woman who was getting on a Metro bus that day that may have witnessed the shooting.

The woman reportedly told the bus driver she didn’t speak very good English.

Authorities are hoping that woman will return to the bus stop Friday morning so they’ll have a chance to speak with her.

Police told NBC4’s Tracee Wilkins they haven’t received any new tips and without those tips, they cannot solve this case.

Authorities are now offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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