Video has emerged of the self-styled ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ from Dallas apparently confessing to a shooting in a Facebook Live video shortly before their arrest on murder charges.
Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, were arrested on Sunday for the Thursday shooting of Drekeiston Alex, 19.
In a video prior to their arrest – which was initially deleted, but has since re-emerged on World Star Hip Hop – Griffin-White and Coleman are seen apparently admitting to participating in a shooting.
‘I’m gonna let you know who did it,’ Griffin-White says, then later: ‘If I go back to jail, I’m going for life, n***a.’
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Caught on camera: Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, (both left) hosted a Facebook Live video in which they seemingly implicated themselves in a shooting
‘Bonnie and Clyde’: Coleman put this photo on her Instagram account. The pair were arrested on Sunday for the daylight murder of a 19-year-old in Dallas, which occurred last Thursday
The black-and-white video appears to be filmed first in either Griffin-White’s or Coleman’s home, and later her Chrysler.
It begins with Griffin-white pointing at a half-empty rack of pistol ammunition and claiming that each empty slot is a bullet he’s fired at someone.
‘This how many people I done shot here brother,’ he says. ‘I got at so many people, this how many bullets I got left. Real talk, brother, real G moves now, brother.’
It’s not clear who he’s addressing, but there are a series of comments at the bottom from skeptical viewers.
‘Look this how I do things, brother,’ he says, picking up a round and dropping it into the rack upside-down, so that the cartridge is facing down, and actual bullet is pointing up.
‘I put the bullet on they side… you see, I don’t wanna touch them hoes’ – the implication being that he doesn’t want to get his fingerprints on the cartridges that are thrown out of a pistol when shots are fired.
Coleman then complains ‘Baby, I want a go’ from off-camera, before taking the phone and apparently reading through the skeptical comments.
They include ‘Don’t tell or show what ya got, surprise em’ and ‘Real Gs move in silence.’
Annoyed: Griffin-White, who had also showed off bullets (left) became annoyed by Facebook Live commenters (right) that seemed not to believe his claims that he had shot many people
Killed: Drekeiston Alex (left), 19, was shot dead Thursday. The shooter fled in a red Chrysler (right) similar to Coleman’s. In his video, Griffin-White boasted about shooting someone
Annoyed that people don’t seen to believe him, Griffin-White then shows the camera his pistol, unloading the clip while repeating ‘Quit playin’ man.’
He sits in the front of the car and the duo go through the list of commenters, systematically calling each one ‘gay’.
Finally, angry at the continued disbelief, he says: ‘Didn’t we all leave the scene? Didn’t we all leave the scene? Don’t ya’ll talk s**t.
‘Why don’t you all look at this, how you know it’s real,’ he says, bringing out his cell phone with text messages on it. ‘Look, This is real s**t, brother. I ain’t gonna lie to y’all brother.
‘Look, I hit him up… I said look, I shot at it, look…’
Quoting his text message, he says he told one victim ‘I could’ve killed you easy but I let y’all boys make it’ because a mutual friend had helped him.
Griffin then repeats the man’s reply over and over: ‘He said, “You shot your son when my son was in the car.”‘
Social media: Both suspects frequently used social media. Griffin-White posted this image (left) of him counting money, while Coleman promoters herself as rapper ‘Mamme Kash’ (right)
‘All an image’: Coleman posted on Facebook on Friday that she was ‘far from a murderer’ and that the gun-toting rapper ‘Mamme Kash’ was ‘all an image’
On Friday, after their arrest, Coleman – who raps under the name Mamme Kash – posted on Facebook: ‘Im Far From A Murderer. I Swear To God Its All An Image.’
She had previously posted an Instagram pictured of her with Griffin-White holding guns, captioned ‘KASH N KEEM. IM HIS BONNIE HE MY CLYDE.’
The pair are alleged to have been involved in the shooting of Alex at around 2.40pm on Thursday.
The teen was walking on the 4800 block of Sunnyvale Street when a man approached him and the pair began to argue, Dallas News reported.
The unidentified man then pulled out a handgun and shot Alex in the chest. The teen died in Dallas’s Baylor University Medical Center.
Police released security camera footage of the events leading up to the shooting.
The gunman was driven from the scene by an accomplice in a red Chrysler PT Cruiser, police said.
That car was owned by Coleman, witnesses told police. A car similar to a Chrysler is visible in the black-and-white Facebook Live video.
A second witness also reportedly told cops that Griffin-White shot ‘that boy’ dead.
‘Think’: Griffin-White posted on his Facebook page that it was illogical for him to kill someone while ‘girl’s son was in the car’. Coleman’s Instagram posts show her with a young son
Denial: Griffin-White also denied that he knew the victim, and asked what his Facebook Live video ‘gotta do with that boy’
Pleading: Coleman also posted ‘Free me’ early on Monday. She has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, as has Griffin-White
Suspects: Coleman (left) and Griffin-White (right) reportedly made a Facebook Live video in which they claimed to have killed someone. Both protested their innocence online later
A music video for her track ‘Shots Fired (Asian Doll Diss)’ shows her waving around a pistol and pointing it at the head of a young woman.
Griffin-White proclaimed his innocence online after their arrest, writing ‘wtf [the Facebook Live video] gotta do with that boy thoo me n my gurr dnt even know dat n***a.’
‘Why Would I Kill Somebody While My Gurr Son Inna Car Df #Think,’ he also wrote.
Coleman has been arrested numerous times in Dallas County, and in 2010 pleaded guilty to assault.
Both Coleman and Griffin-White have been charged with first-degree murder. They have been jailed on $500,000 bond each.
‘All image’: Coleman raps under the name ‘Mamme Kash’. Pictured is one of her videos, where she waves around a pistol. She said this was ‘all an image’ and that she’s ‘far from a killer’