Yesterday morning (April 23), Wilbrent “Gronk” Bain (pictured) was murdered on 91st Street & 24th Avenue in Miami, Florida. Bain was fatally shot at around 9:30 am local time, after he was involved in an altercation with a man said to be on a bicycle. The deceased is the brother of former Slip-N-Slide Records star Trina, who is known for her hits “Here We Go,” “Pull Over” and “Million Dollar Girl.”
Less than 24 hours later, Miami-Dade Police claim to have arrested the lead suspect. Twenty-seven year-old Ron Dobson was arrested hours after the murder, and remains in police custody through this morning, according to NBC 6. Reports indicate that Dobson confessed to the crime upon the reading of his Miranda Rights.
Bain had previously survived a 2008 shooting. NBC’s local affiliate reports that he was a lifelong Miami native, with a previous arrest record including domestic violence, burglary, gun possession and additional offenses.
Trina has not yet spoken publicly about the issue.
The televised local news report is below:
HipHopDX would like to extend our condolences to Trina, and the family of Mr. Bain.