Who is Kewon Dontrell White? Man who shot rapper MO3 dead in broad daylight was convicted of multiple felonies
White is under federal custody for being a felon in possession of a firearm and is facing firearm charges which entails up to 10 years in prison
DALLAS, TEXAS: Kewon Dontrell White, was arrested by ATF, the US Marshals Service, and Dallas Police Department officers on December 10 in Oak Cliff. The 22-year-old is in federal custody, indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also faces a murder charge in relation to the shooting death of Dallas rapper Melvin Nobel, also known as Mo3. The accused is facing a murder charge for gunning down the 28-year-old rapper on Interstate 35E near the Dallas Zoo on November 11 in broad daylight. He’s currently in federal custody and was indicted on Tuesday, December 8, as per federal court records.
The Dallas News reports that the arrest warrant affidavit provides insight into how the police took him into custody following the death of the rapper. A witness reportedly informed the police about White's identity after the Sheriff’s department released images showing the moments before the shooting. The shooter’s face is covered with a ski mask.
What happened on November 11?
According to the police’s previous statements, MO3 and White were both traveling north on the interstate in different vehicles when they pulled over near Clarendon Drive. The shooter then approached the rapper with a gun. When MO3 began to run, White struck him multiple times from behind, with “at least” one bullet to the rapper’s head. He also opened fire, hitting Mo3 several times. The 28-year-old rapper was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries.
According to the publication, “Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall has said the department requested help from the FBI in investigating a surge in violence the weekend following MO3′s death.”
Who is Kewon Dontrell White?
At the time of the shooting, White was reportedly on bond on a felony charge of “unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and a misdemeanor charge of evading arrest in Dallas County.” His bail was set at $3,500 and $1,000 respectively for both the charges. Dallas County court and jail records further reveal that White faced an aggravated assault charge out of Denton County. His bail was set at $25,000. Reportedly, MO3’s killer was previously sentenced to three years in prison after evading Lancester officers in a stolen vehicle.
Federal charges against White for shooting MO3 fatally
The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas said in a news release on Thursday, December 10, that White is facing firearm charges, up to 10 years in prison “after a 9 mm pistol was found in his pocket, according to a news release. He fled on a dirt bike and then on foot when officers tried to pull him over.”
US Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said in a written statement, “A gun in the hands of a prohibited person is not a theoretical risk, but an actual danger to the community.”
The police have also arrested a “known affiliate” of White’s, 27-year-old Devin Maurice Brown after they found a stolen assault-style rifle in his closet while searching their home. However, they haven’t commented on his connection with White.
Brown was previously arrested on November 19 and indicted on December 8 on the charges of “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance", court records show.