Four men have been indicted in the slaying of a Los Angeles drill rapper fatally shot in a Bronx pharmacy, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Isiah Garrett, Allan Algarin, Nayshon White and River Jones are accused of gunning down Avanti Frowner, 27, who rapped under the stage name Moneygang Vontae, on June 9.
One man is still being sought in the slaying.
Vontae was in the city with a friend scouting locations to film a music video when they stopped at the Amazing Community Pharmacy on E. Tremont Ave. near Arthur Ave. in Tremont to buy eye drops, cops said.
When they stepped outside, the men beat Vontae to the ground and robbed him and his friend of jewelry and cell phones before forcing them into the pharmacy at gunpoint, prosecutors said.
Inside, the gang demanded Vontae turn over his massive nameplate gold chain and other property, cops said.
A struggle ended with Garrett, 24, shooting Vontae multiple times, prosecutors said. He was taken to St. Barnabas hospital, where he died.
“The defendants allegedly attacked two men, robbing them of money, their phones, and jewelry. One of the men, Avanti Frowner, ‘Moneygang Vontae,’ was in New York to perform, and needed medication at a pharmacy,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said in a statement. “He was shot and killed in this senseless crime.”
Jones, 18, was arrested in his dorm at Monroe College in New Rochelle, Westchester County, June 23, police sources said. Garrett was arrested about a week later. Following a misdemeanor gun possession arrest in McDuffie County, Ga., on June 29, White and Algarin were extradited back to the Bronx the same day, police said.
Garrett was charged with murder as well as manslaughter, robbery, gang assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.
Algarin, White and Jones were each hit with the lesser charges.
All four were held without bail and are due back in court Oct. 26.