Rapper Busta Rhymes' former bodyguard was found dead in Queens, New York on Wednesday (May 28). He had been shot multiple times. The bullet-riddled body of Jermaine Williams, 35, was discovered wrapped in a blanket in the backseat of his bloody SUV in Ozone Park. Police have yet to arrest any suspects in connection with the murder.
Williams' family said the Bronx father of two had been visiting his grandmother but went missing for nearly 24 hours.
SOHH reports Rhymes (born Trevor Smith), who is currently on tour in Europe released a statement saying:
"We have all suffered a great loss and Jermaine Williams will be deeply missed. He has remained a dear friend, even though we have not worked together in 8 years. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family and we ask that we be allowed to mourn the loss of our friend in peace."
This is the second Busta Rhymes bodyguard to be murdered in two years. The murder of Israel Ramirez, who was gunned down in 2006 during a star-studded music video shoot in Brooklyn just feet away from the rapper, remains unsolved to this day. (source)
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