Tuesday, June 18, 2024

U.S. Marshalls looking for rapper who murdered 10-year-old boy in Virginia


The U.S. Marshalls are looking for a rapper they say killed 10-year-old La’Marj Deshawn Holden and injured an adult male in Franklin, Virginia, on August 9.

The rapper has been identified as “23 Brazy”, whose real name is Tashawnda Nicole Drayton.

Tashawnda Nicole Drayton

She is wanted for first-degree murder and related firearm charges in connection to a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a man injured.

Police describe Drayton as a Black female with brown eyes and black hair. She is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs approximately 250 pounds. She has “only loyalty” tattooed above her left eyebrow, “23 brazy” in red letters on her forehead, and several tattoos on her face and neck.

Police said Drayton also has multiple tattoos on both her arms and hands.

She has ties all over the Hampton Roads area and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Drayton list of warrants include:

  • First-Degree Murder
  • Attempted First-Degree Murder
  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding
  • Two Counts Of Shooting Into An Occupied Dwelling
  • Use Of A Firearm In Commission Of A Felony
  • Threat To Burn Or Damage A Building
  • Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon
  • And Discharge Of A Firearm In A Public Place

Last Wednesday, Franklin police said they responded to a shooting call in the 300 block of Artis Street. Upon arrival, they found 10-year-old La’Marj Deshawn Holden, dead.

La'Marj Deshawn Holden, sitting behind a steering wheel after his killer, a Virginia Rapper is wanted
10-year-old La’Marj Deshawn Holden

According to police, four people arrived at the 37-year-old man who was also injured in the shooting home and an altercation broke out. Police said Drayton was one of those involved in the altercation. Police said they believe Drayton shot both, Holden and the 37-year-old man.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the Virginia rapper whereabouts to contact 911 immediately. The U.S. Marshalls are offering a reward up to $5,000 for information which leads to Drayton’s arrest.

Rest In Paradise, La’Marj Deshawn Holden.

If you have a story you think the public should know about, send it to [email protected] 

Follow The NC Beat on Social Media: Instagram:@TheNorthCarolinaBeat | Facebook: @TheNorthCarolinaBeat | Twitter: @TheNCBeat

Follow me, Gerald, on Instagram @iiamgj and Facebook @TheOfficialGeraldJackson



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Gerald Jackson
Gerald Jacksonhttps://www.instagram.com/iiamgj/
Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

Read more

Everybody's reading