A childhood friend and associate of Hip-Hop star Fabolous was
stabbed to death inside a New York nightclub Duvet early Friday morning
According to police, an unrelated fight broke out between two women
yesterday morning inside Duvet, a popular nightclub located on W. 21st
Street, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
Police in front of the club saw Shamel McKinney, 25, stumble out of
the club, bleeding from multiple stab wounds around 3:30 am.
Witnesses have revealed that as the two women fought, three men
attacked McKinney, who wore a medallion featuring Fabulous’ Street
Family Crew logo.
He later died from his stab wounds at nearby Saint Vincent’s hospital at 4:10 am.
Police found a 7-inch folding knife covered in blood in a dumpster near the club.
It was unclear how the weapon was smuggled into the club, but police are reviewing surveillance footage for clues.
Members of Fabolous’ family said that he celebrated Thanksgiving in
New Jersey, but police are seeking to interview the rapper regarding
According to reports, McKinney pleaded guilty to possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell on September 2006 and was slated to be
sentenced on December 6.