Miami Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Reportedly Killed in Drive-By Shooting

The hip-hop community is mourning the death of Wavy Navy Pooh, a Miami rapper who was shot and killed while driving with his family.

According to WSVN, the incident took place late Friday at an intersection in south Miami. Officers say the 28-year-old artist—legal name Shandler Beaubien—was behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry when another individual pulled up to the driver’s side and fired at least 15 shots. Wavy was struck multiple times during the drive-by and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Florida law enforcement say a female passenger and Wavy’s two children—a five-year-old and an infant—were inside his vehicle when the ambush took place; however, none of the passengers were harmed. 

“An unknown subject in a four-door Lexus, a gray Lexus, approached him from the driver’s side, opened fire and then fled westbound on 152nd Street,” Miami-Dade Police detective Alvaro Zabaleta told the outlet. “On the front seat, there was a one-year-old child in a car seat that easily could have been struck by gunfire and taken his life.”

Wavy’s record label, Quality Control, confirmed his death on social media Saturday.

“It is with great sadness we announce the loss of one of our beloved artist, Wavy Navy Pooh,” the imprint wrote in a statement. “Wavy put his heart and soul into his music. He believed in giving back to his community as well as sharing his hardships through his music. Wavy, your Quality Control family loves you and will forever miss you. Your Life was a blessing and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Florida authorities have yet to make any arrests and are continuing to search for Wavy’s killer.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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