Los Angeles, Ca – Canadian rapper Top5 — born Hassan Ali — has been on the run avoiding murder charges north of the border since May but was apprehended by police in Los Angeles on Thursday (October 7), according to CBC.
Top5’s charges were upgraded to first-degree murder for his alleged role in connection to the death of 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi. Hashi was shot multiple times entering a North York parking garage the night of January 31 and died at the scene.
BREAKING NEWS: Hassan Ali, better known as Toronto rapper Top5, has been arrested in Los Angeles.
He's wanted by Toronto police for the Jan. 31 murder of Hashim Omar Hashi, 20. pic.twitter.com/bMQXZqozyT
— 𝘽𝙧𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙪𝙢𝙚 (@BryanPassifiume) October 8, 2021
Top5 was originally arrested on accessory to murder charges in February but released on bail in late March and then remained on house arrest until he cut his ankle monitor off once the charges were upgraded in May to first-degree murder and three counts of failure to comply with bail.
The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly made the arrest using a provisional American arrest warrant. Top5 hasn’t remained quiet while fleeing Canadian authorities.
BREAKING: Toronto Rapper Top5 Finally Arrested in LA 😳 pic.twitter.com/P7sx25umzX
— Hood6ix (@thehood6ix) October 8, 2021
The 22-year-old still managed to defiantly release music throughout the summer including the sinister “Movie” visual, which is directed by Orazio and features Why G and Bundog.
Watch the clip below.