Who was S2K Wya? Instagram star kills himself on livestream as police chased him for abusing girlfriend
The police were pursuing Grado after his girlfriend, 25, was found naked on the streets with broken ribs and bruises all over after she escaped him
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: S2K Wya aka Angel Hernandez Grado, the Instagram and TikTok star who died by suicide on Livestream last week had reportedly assaulted his girlfriend, keeping her captive for over two days. The 28-year-old social media star shot himself on May 25, following a police chase. The police were pursuing Grado after his girlfriend, 25, was found naked on the streets with broken ribs and bruises all over.
According to The Union-Tribune, Grado's girlfriend claimed that he had kept her tied up for 48 hours in his apartment. Throughout this time, he sexually assaulted her, while also strangling her and hitting her head with an ax. Grado threatened to buy a gun for killing her if she dared to call the police. She finally managed to escape and take refuge in a neighbor's house, barely hours before Grado killed himself.
Who was S2k Wya?
With over 57,000 followers on Instagram and 25,500 likes on TikTok, Grado was a rising social media star who posted mostly about high-end luxury cars and high-speed vehicles. His Instagram bio read: "Dear heavenly spirit thank you for providing with direct nitrous injection, core intercoolers ball bearing turbos and titanium valve springs, Amen."
On his Instagram, he also posted several photos with his infant son, with sweet, loving captions. In one of the collages, he wrote, "My son at 1 month old, and my son at 5 months old. words can't express how much I love my son, he is my world, he's so perfect and handsome, I love his cute little face and his voice as he tries to speak. I love how his eyes glow up when he sees me. I love his smile when he hears my voice he cheers up. He's so strong already and so heavy, such a chunky healthy baby. hes my everything now I understand life in so many different ways. I love being his dad. I will make sure he isn't missing anything as he grows up, I will make sure he always has a loving father to teach him the right ways in life."
However, after his horrific suicide, it has come to light that there was a darker side to S2K Wya. On May 25, he assaulted his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his son, leaving her severely injured. She somehow managed to escape from his captivity within a small window of time when he left the house.
The 25-year-old woman was later discovered without clothes, and with broken ribs, a swollen face, severe injuries, and bruises all over her body. The police were later called around 8 pm by the neighbors at whose place she took refuge.
After spotting Grado's white BMW X5 on Interstate 15, the California Highway Patrol and SDPD officials pursued him in a car chase for over 5 hours. They later stopped him near a beach and tried to negotiate with him over the phone. Eventually, the police managed to surround Grado with armored vehicles, when he decided to take the drastic step.
In an expletive-filled video on Instagram live, Grado streamed his final moments before shooting himself on camera. "I love my boy. I tried my hardest but I f**ked up. I am now weak. I just f**king hate my life, bro. I’m just tired of this f**king life, f**k the police," he said in the video moments before his death.
Before proceeding to shoot himself in the head, Grado reportedly said, "I’d rather f**king die than do another stay in jail." He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.