San Diego, CA – Nick Cannon-signed rapper/producer Ryan Bowers is affected by life-threatening accidents following an incident when a San Diego police officer shot him in his chest final Thursday (January three).
According to KGTV, Officer Matthew Steinbach shot Bowers and claimed the taking pictures was in self-defense.
“Fearing for his security, one officer fired his weapon on the male placing him a minimum of as soon as,” police mentioned.
The metropolis’s police responded to a 911 name round 10 p.m. after an individual reported that Bowers, 23, had reportedly minimize his personal throat with a knife within an condo situated in San Diego’s Midway District.
When officers arrived on the scene, they had been let in by a member of the family of Bowers and situated the rapper within the again bed room of the condo.
Bowers allegedly wielded one other knife from his pocket and raised it and pointed it in direction of the officers who had warned him to drop the knife.
As Bowers refused police orders, a number of gunshots had been fired by Steinbach and one hit Bowers within the chest. Bowers was given medical help from paramedics got here to the grisly scene, and is now in vital situation at an area hospital.
Nick Cannon posted a prolonged heartfelt message on Instagram about Ryan Bowers and the rapper’s tumultuous life story. He mentioned Bowers’ abilities as an artist, Bowers’ early historical past within the rap trade in a bunch referred to as PWD that concerned singer Kehlani, and showing on Cannon’s MTV present Wild ‘N Out.
“This actually hurts my coronary heart to should submit this proper now, however I’m simply requesting prayers and optimistic vitality for my younger man!” Cannon mentioned. “He had such a troubled and haunted journey after I first signed him that I wasn’t conscious of as a result of he did all of it with a smile. One of the nicest and honest children you would ever meet.”
Bowers emerged as a solo artist earlier this decade, and has accomplished a number of collaborations with rap veterans together with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, E-40 and DJ Premier.