How did Money Mitch die? Florida rapper and murder suspect opened fire on police chasing him
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: The cause of death behind rapper Money Mitch's shocking demise has finally been revealed. Almost two days after Mitch, whose real name is Mitchell Holmes was reportedly found dead inside a Florida apartment, police have confirmed that he killed himself after opening fire on police during a chase in Florida. Mitch's body was found inside the Lake Park apartment on July 23, according to local outlets.
News of Mitch's death comes just weeks after Chicago rapper KTS Dre was fatally shot 64 times on his head and other parts of his body in an alleged ambush shooting incident right at the moment when he was released from jail. Meanwhile, 21-year-old rapper Zerail Dijon Rivera aka Indian Red Boy was also murdered during an Instagram live. HipHop legend Biz Markie also passed away just a week ago from complications due to diabetes, just days after death hoaxes about him surfaced on the Internet.
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How did Money Mitch die?
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Mitch - who was dubbed a murder suspect at the time - was found dead in a second-story apartment after a whole day of pursuit and surveillance. Police said the incident occurred at Evergreen Drive and Ninth Street at about 4 pm on July 23 as tactical units attempted to arrest the then unidentified man on felony charges. "About 10 minutes to four our tactical unit was surveilling a suspect for murder. They also have probable cause on him for drugs," Deputy Chief Frank DeMario said.
Amid the traffic stop, the musician reportedly got out of the Uber he was traveling in and began firing at Palm Beach County deputies right away. Police claimed he wasn't hit by gunfire but did flee to a building that was about a block away. Cops found blood there and assumed the rapper had been wounded but later discovered Mitch had fatally shot himself.
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office's Frank DeMario said: “We followed him to a building and on the second floor, we noticed some blood droppings on the first floor. We thought he was wounded. We didn't have any involvement in the shooting." Subsequently, police also posted a photo of the weapon they found that Mitch had allegedly used between his legs. The incident saw two cops placed on administrative leave with neither injured and the investigation is still ongoing.
This is the gun the suspect used to shoot at deputies today. pic.twitter.com/7NPZ7e9Gtn— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) July 23, 2021
Who was Money Mitch?
Mitch was most popularly known for his track, released on December 2020, called 'Charged Up' that saw him collaborate with fellow rapper SpotemGottem, real name Nehemiah Harden. Watched over 200,000 times on YouTube, the song was one of the 10 songs Mitch produced this year along with music videos for each that saw him amass 15,000 followers on social media.
According to US Day News reports, Mitch's stage name came from a common nickname used by his brothers and loved ones since he was very young. Calling his brothers his biggest inspiration for making music since he was just 12, Mitch told the outlet: “They (my brothers) were always rapping around me as a kid and were a big reason I started rapping because I was close with them.” An avid footballer till middle school, Mitch left the sport because he realized that music "became more important”. The Florida native first hit was titled '813 Anthem' and had over 2,000 views on YouTube and Spotify. After news of his death became public, Rapper Risk GG wrote on Instagram: “I’ll never be the same again. I love you lil bro thank u for everything (sic).”