Rayshard Brooks will be buried Tuesday (June 23), 11 days after he was killed by an Atlanta police officer during an encounter witnessed by two Memphis rappers in the ATL to “conquer our dreams not to witness a murder.”
Mike Perkins – aka “Mike Peezy” – and Melvin Evans, whose stage name is “2-Turnt Jizzle,” had traveled to Atlanta to film a music video with rapper Pastor Troy.
“We’re from Memphis and we came to Atlanta to conquer our dreams not to witness a murder,” Perkins said at Friday (June 18) press conference in Atlanta in the law office of Shean Williams.
After leaving a recording studio last Friday night (June 12), Perkins, Evans and a third person drove to a nearby Wendy’s.
Forty-plus minutes later and following a field sobriety test given Brooks, Officer Garrett Rolfe fatally shot him in the back after Brooks fired a Taser in his direction while running away after a struggle with officers.