Update: Suspect Arrested in Murder of Bay Area Rapper Mike Darole

Update 05/21/2021 10:24am:

According to KTVU News, 32-year-old Natig Manashirov was arrested on Saturday (May 15) on suspicion of the murder of Bay Area rapper Mike Darole, which happened on the same day.

According to Darole’s family, he was gunned down while walking his dog outside of his family home. He reportedly tried to fight off a man trying to rob him, who shot Darole six times before running from the scene. Darole is survived by his girlfriend of 12 years, his 3 children, mother and father, his sister and younger brother, as well as his 3 nieces and nephew.

There is an ongoing investigation surrounding the incident. According to the County of Santa Clara Department of Corrections website, Manashirov ineligible for bail.

Source: KTVU


Original 05/18/2021 1:26pm:

Bay Area rapper Mike Darole was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt on Monday in Sunnyvale, California.

The 29-year-old was reportedly walking his dog when unknown assailants attempted to rob the rapper. Darole tried fighting off the robbers before the gunman shot him six times. Suffering gunshot wounds throughout various parts of his body, Darole was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

According to Darole’s Instagram, he survived a separate shooting in 2015. That incident was another robbery attempt in which he was shot in the wrist and stomach. Darole had to undergo open-heart surgery after one of the bullets traveled to his heart.

Darole was reportedly negotiating a record deal before Monday’s fatal shooting. The San Jose rapper worked with various west coast rappers throughout his career. Darole has collaborations with DJ Mustard, YG, RJ, Compton AV, and King Lil G. Prior to his solo career, he was formerly known as M.I.C. and was a member of the rap groups, The League and N3w Era. Most recently, he and his younger brother had formed the duo, The Pisces Brothers.

Mike Darole is survived by his son, daughter, and longtime girlfriend.Source: AllHipHop

Source: AllHipHop

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