An aspiring South Florida rapper who police say was caught on camera fatally shooting her manager in Wynwood last month has been released from jail on bail.
Kevhani Camilla Hicks, who goes by the rap name Key Vhani, released a statement on her Instagram page Monday following the bond announcement.
“Good morning to all my supporters and fans! I’m finally home after experiencing something so traumatic and life-changing. I have three broken ribs and bruises all over my body, so I’m just recovering and getting some rest,” she wrote. “I just want to personally thank everyone who supports me and knows that I am not the terrible person some people think I am. I cannot comment on the case at all, but I pray that you all continue to stand by me and support me during this tragic time. I love you all to the moon and back!”
Hicks, 27, was arrested on second-degree murder charges in the Oct. 9 shooting.
Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC6 shows Hicks and another man arguing next to a white car before things get physical.
Two men are seen on top of Hiccup, holding her until she can get up and walk away.
The video then shows her reaching into a bag several times, pulling out a gun and opening fire.
The victim runs and collapses on the road as Hiccup approaches him and continues shooting at him.
Hicks is then hit by the white sedan, the driver appears to run her over and flee the scene.
According to an arrest report, Miami police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 2400 block of Northwest 2nd Avenue near Wynwood Walls and found the man who had been shot multiple times lying on the ground and Hicks nearby with blunt force injuries .
Rising rapper Key Vhani has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in Wynwood. NBC 6’s Amanda Plasencia reports
The man, whose identity was not released, died from his injuries. Hicks was also hospitalized before being released and interviewed by police.
During her interview with police, Hicks told investigators she was involved in a verbal argument with her manager that quickly escalated and turned into a physical altercation, the report said.
Hicks said she opened fire when she feared for her life, the report said. Last month, Hicks’ public defender in bail court called it a “clear case of self-defense.”
A judge last week granted Hicks $50,000 bail plus house arrest while she awaits trial.