News: Update: Details Arise In Murder Of Dade County Rapper, Toro

Friday, Oct 24, 2008 4:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne


Nearly a week since the violent murder of up-and-coming rapper Toro took place in North Miami, a local strip club manager has come forward to offer a possible motive behind the shooting.

According to Miami New Times, Coco's Michael Benable claims the rapper's death could have been the end result of a verbal confrontation that occurred nearly the North Miami night spot.

"We know an altercation took place at Club 112 beforehand," Benable told Times. "We're not sure what it was over."

As details continue to arise, rumors have begun to spread about a possible local turf war happening. Reports claim Toro was handing out his CDs at various venues throughout the area during the night of his death.

Police officials have not released a full report on the homicide case as of yet.

As previously reported by SOHH, the Opa-locka bred rapper was inside a Cadillac Escalade last Saturday (October 18) morning around 4 a.m. with another man in Northern Miami-Dade County, as a silver sedan passed by riddling the vehicle with multiple bullets.

After the gunshots went off, Toro's vehicle excelled forward bursting through the wall of a local home.

"I'm in a state of shock," Toro's grandmother, Addie Baldwin, told The Miami Herald. "He was easy going, everybody loved him -- we thought."

The rapper was beginning to make a name for himself having recorded the track "Ride" with Rick Ross.

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