Tekashi69’s Associate, Kooda B, Sentenced To 54 Months For 2018 Chief Keef Shooting Incident
It doesn’t look like Kooda B, an associate of rapper Tekashi69, will be making it home this holiday season. According to reports, Kooda B, born Kintea McKenzie, was sentenced to 54 months for firing shots at Chief Keef in Times Square in 2018. As we previously reported, In 2018 Tekashi69 allegedly paid Kooda B $10,000 to shoot Chief Keef. Thankfully, however, no one was injured.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kooda B was granted his temporary release request from the Metropolitan Correctional Center as a safety precaution because he has asthma. However, the Judge over his case, Judge Engelmayer, was reportedly not happy to see Kooda B in music videos breaking social distancing guidelines and wearing gang-related apparel following his release.
During his sentencing that took place on Tuesday, December 1st, Judge Engelmayer said
“I must also consider the conditions of your release during the pandemic. I wrote a decision ordering your immediate release from prison. But I saw you had lied to me. You participated in a party, in a packed apartment, there was drugs and alcohol.”
Judge Engelmayer continued,
“But for the video I would have gone in the middle of the guidelines. I can now go above the middle but still stay within. COVID stays my hand. Mr. McKenzie, lean forward and pay attention: you are to serve a sentence of 54 months in prison.”
“After the 54 months, conditions include cooperating in the collection of DNA. From page 28 of the Pre Sentence Report: search condition, to give Probation maximum visibility. You ran with a gang. Probation will have maximum eyes on you.”
The statements from the judge were reported by @innercitypress on Twitter. See more of their live tweets from the hearing below:
Judge Engelmayer was also the judge in Tekashi69’s case. Tekashi69 was granted early release due to the pandemic this past summer.
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