MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Rapper Zoey Dollaz told police he was driving on I-195 in Miami Beach just after midnight when he was shot multiple times by someone in an SUV that had pulled up beside his vehicle.
Authorities said the rapper told them it happened when Dollaz’s black Mercedes sedan entered onto westbound I-195 from Alton Road at around midnight.
A law enforcement source told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that the victim is the Haitian American rapper, whose real name is Elvis Millord.
Records show that Millord came to the U.S. at the age of 12 from a town near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Those records say his net worth is $1 million. He gained a lot of attention in 2015 from his hit single “Blow a check.” Another well-known song that he performed, ironically, was called “Love, Money and Bullets.”
Dollaz, 30, told police that a silver SUV pulled up alongside it and someone in that vehicle fired multiple gunshots striking him.
Dollaz, who suffered several gunshot wounds in the left leg, told authorities he made a U-turn towards Miami Beach and was able to flag down a Miami Beach Police Department officer on 41st Street.
The wounded man said that he was coming from a private party in Miami Beach but did not have any altercations prior to the shooting, according to police.
He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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A passenger in the Mercedes was uninjured during the shooting.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
So far, it’s not known what the motive is and no description has been released of a shooter.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.