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Murder Incs Tah Tah Arrested after Standoff

Posted By on September 1, 2003

Murder Inc. continues to live up to its crime-laden image. In another related story out of the infamous rap label that boasts Ja Rule and Ashanti, police arrested Tyran Moore, aka “Tah Tah,” in Canarsie last night, in connection with the shooting 35-year old Police Captain, Kenneth Girvin in Harlem Wednesday according to Sohh.com.

Moore is an ex-convict with known ties to Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, a long time friend of Murder Inc. CEO, Irv Gotti, who recently was sentenced to 37 months in prison for illegal possession of a handgun. Police arrested 32-year old Moore after a two-hour standoff outside a relative’s home, in which he held three people captive inside – his nephew, Antoine Hembrick, Hembrick’s wife, Tonya Taylor, and their daughter, Asia, 5.

According to Newsday via the New York Police Department, Moore was identified as the shooter by Capt. Girvin, the same man Moore allegedly shot two nights ago. Girvin, a 12-year veteran of the NYPD recovering at Columbia Presbyterian Center in Manhattan from a gunshot wound to the groin, picked out Moore’s picture in a photo array, police said, which led them to a house on Paerdegat and 11th Street in Brooklyn, New York. Police were said to have negotiated with Moore – who threatened to kill himself – before they raided the house, finding a 9 mm pistol believed to belong to Moore.

Moore’s connection with 42 year-old “Supreme” McGriff is still unclear, but 31-year old Murder Inc. head Irving “Irv Gotti” Lorenzo is still being investigated into money ties to the one-time Queens, NY drug kingpin, who once ran a gang called The Supreme Team. The connection pin-points McGriff as the financial backer of the Murder Inc. empire, responsible for Murder Inc.’s first film, “Crime Partners 2000,” which was produced and co-written by McGriff and featured Murder Inc. artists, Ja Rule and Charli Baltimore.