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Cops: Rapper Cassidy Is Suspect in MURDER Case

5/16/2011 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: A lawyer for Cassidy tells TMZ the cops have it all wrong ... insisting Cassidy was ONLY arrested for not checking in with his probation officer ... and NOT murder.

The lawyer tells us Cassidy is still on probation from an involuntary manslaughter conviction a few years ago ... and tells us he has not heard anything about Cassidy being named as a suspect in a NEW murder case. 

Rapper Cassidy -- famous for his hit "I'm a Hustla" -- has been named a suspect in a murder case AND two attempted murder cases in Philadelphia ... this according to law enforcement.

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TMZ has learned ... Cassidy was arrested in Hackensack, New Jersey this weekend on a probation violation ... and according to the Hackensack PD, the arrest was made in connection with the alleged crimes in Philadelphia.

Cops tell us ... police in Philly had phoned in a favor to the Hackensack PD -- telling them to arrest Cassidy on the probation violation ... and warned them "to consider [Cassidy] armed and dangerous,” saying it was a “high-risk warrant".

Undercover officers with the Hackensack PD followed the 28-year-old rapper -- real name Barry Reese -- and arrested him during a felony motor vehicle stop.

Cassidy previously did an eight month jail stint for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He was released in 2006.

TMZ has learned Cassidy is still in custody in NJ -- bail was set at $200,000.
 

43 COMMENTS

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1.

Meanie    

And we're surprised because?...

1257 days ago
2.

Scott80    

who?

1257 days ago
3.

WHITEOUT    

In other news the dude from the IMF(illuminati) has been raping woman hahahaha

1257 days ago
4.

two cents    

Oh look! Another rapper story. Surprise. TMZ, really? Enough. This is a common occurance in those circles, is TMZ going to be nonstop gang info now? I couldn't care less. Round them all up, let them kill each other, winner take all!

1257 days ago
5.

Nicole     

Suspect in a murder case after what happened in the Desmond Hawkins case ? Damn

1257 days ago
6.

Meanie    

I agree with two cents. Give em all real guns and tell em it's paint wars. Winner take all.

1257 days ago
7.

tgrfan42069    

one rapper dead due to a drive by..and another suspected in a murder case..notice the trend??

1257 days ago
8.

Jay    

Wow today is just a bad day for rappers. Not all rappers are dumb thugs, thats why I was happy to see Lil John on Celeb Apprentice.

1257 days ago
9.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Can he be classified as a serial killer at this point?

1257 days ago
10.

Cartman    

Crime day on TMZ!

Lot of punks trying to make they street cred, yo.

1257 days ago
11.

Rotter    

He in big trouble now!!!

1257 days ago
12.

janet    

Funny how the best rapper is a white guy. Go figure.

1257 days ago
13.

balanced    

In other news, IMF chief arrested in court on sexual assault charges. These older, rich, white, powerful pieces of chit think they can do whatever they want. And we're surprised because...

1257 days ago
14.

Gatanegra    

I guess once a thug always a thug.

1257 days ago
15.

The Gangsta of Love    

What happened to HipHop? REALLY? "We won't let another
Mutha-F**** Elvis happen".
GOD sees EVERYTHING!

1257 days ago
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