West Coast rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan is reportedly still in the dog house following reports this week which claimed he had criminal charges dropped.
Despite the initial reports, the latest update claims he is still fighting for his life.
San Diego rapper and gang member Brandon Duncan, a.k.a. “Tiny Doo,” was not one of the five members of a criminal gang conspiracy case that had charges dropped in court Wednesday, the District Attorney’s office said.
A group of 33 active gang members are a part of a high-profile case related to 24 shootings in recent years, including three murders in Southeast San Diego. Because of the number of defendants, the case was split up and assigned to two different judges. (NBC San Diego)
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Initial reports claimed a judge had Doo’s conspiracy charges removed.
Duncan’s attorney, Brian Watkins, talked to 10News on the phone after the ruling. “His spirits are up now,” said Watkins. “It’s been a terrible situation for him. He’s been in jail for over half a year.” Duncan and 14 other gang members were charged in a gang conspiracy involving nine shootings since April 2013. (10News)
Doo appeared in court and made his plea last month.
A rapper with gang ties charged in San Diego under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by other gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday and had his trial set for next month. Brandon Duncan, 32, is accused in a gang conspiracy involving nine local shootings between May 2013 and February of this year. (ABC 10 News)
Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs publicly voiced support for Doo last year.