- Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González were shot dead during the recording of a rap video.
- Kelvin Badillo and Louis Santee have already been arrested and charged with their death.
- Houston rapper Cashout Ace was the target of the 2 killers.
Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González were shot to death two years ago while recording a rap video in Houston, Texas. The Homicide Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of Kelvin Badillo and Louis Santee, as alleged responsible for the crime.
Harris County Sheriff Ed González revealed that Homicide Division agents after several months of investigations managed to arrest the two alleged murderers of the young Jonathan Jiménez, 22, and Gonzalo González, 20, who were shot dead just because of old feuds between two rival rappers.
They catch the murderers of Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González
Kelvin Infant Badillo, 22, and Louis Malik Santee, 23, have been in the Harris County jail since September 1, 2021, charged with two counts of murder and one of criminal organization. The murder charge, according to Texas State Penal Code, is punishable by a sentence of 20 to 99 years in prison.
The two alleged murderers Badillo and Santee will face their respective trials for the death of Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González, before Judge Chris Morton of the 230th Criminal District Court in Harris County. As of this writing, the judge has not determined when the first hearing on a crime that has outraged the community will be.
Rapper Cashout Ace’s video sparked tragedy
According to the documents of the case, consulted by MundoHispánic0 In Texas, on frigid Friday, December 27, 2019, several boys gathered in front of the house marked with 500 Smart Street, very close to I-45 and Gulf Bank Road, to record a rap video of one of the boys interested in making a career in that genre.
Several boys arrived at the place at 9:30 at night to take the parking lot and the street as the locations for their video, show their fixed cars and act as extras in the video of rapper Miguel Guajardo, who used the stage name of Cashout Ace, 20 years old. The video was recorded in the parking lot of a warehouse.
“Let’s get them!”
The young Hispanics Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González were among the group of boys who had come to that street, in the north of the Houston metropolitan area, to strengthen their friend Miguel Guajardo in his career as rapper Cashout Ace. The festive atmosphere among the boys was one of camaraderie and solidarity.
When the boys were on the street recording the video, several cars passed through the street at very low speed. A Hispanic man who was in a convenience store heard the occupants of the cars yelling “Let’s get them!” The name of that witness will not be revealed in this story to protect his identity.
A hail of bullets fell on the boys
They drew weapons from the cars and, without the boys recording the video noticing, they sprayed them with a hail of bullets and at least ten young people were injured, including boys and girls between 17 and 23 years old. One of the injured was rapper Miguel Guajardo, Cashout Ace, who was allegedly the main target of the killers.
What followed was a chaos of pain and anguish when moments before it was all camaraderie and party. The boys who had not been injured tried to help the injured, while the shooters’ cars sped away protected by the darkness of the cold night.
Two of the youths do not survive the brutal attack
The HCSO emergency number received the first call for help at 9:31 pm crying out for help. The operators heard the frightened and shocked young people request the presence of the paramedics, as this was a true unprecedented tragedy. Even Ed González showed up at the scene to coordinate the investigation.
Miguel Guajardo, rapper Cashout Ace, was rushed to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries, as well as the other seven seriously injured. However, two of the boys could not survive the hail of bullets. Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González were declared dead at the scene.
Video cameras reveal details of the crime
The agents of the HCSO Homicide Division who appeared at the scene recovered video images from the security cameras of the neighboring businesses with the brutal scenes of what Ed González described as an ambush. In the videos, two cars, Honda Civic and Honda Accord in black, are seen transporting the shooters.
When reviewing the videos carefully, the agents of the Homicide Division of the HCSO saw how, moments before the attack, the two cars passed in front of the group that recorded the video. They make a U-turn and return to the street at a very low speed and that is when the weapons that dressed the families of Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González in mourning came out.
Who is rapper Rico 10K?
During the months of investigation of the agents of the Homicide Division of the HCSO they discovered that the rapper Miguel Guajardo, in his role as Cashout Ace, announced on his social networks that he would record a video of his new song and invited his friends and followers to join the recording on Smart Street.
The agents, after several interviews in the world of rap in Houston, discovered that rapper Cashout Ace had old grudges with another rapper who called himself Rico 10K. The HCSO agents then focused on knowing who this Rico 10K was and what his role was in the shooting deaths of Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González.
Rapper Rico 10K was already in the sights of the authorities
Other undercover agents of the Anti-Gang Division assisted their colleagues and informed them that they were already investigating Rico 10K, for being part of a minority gang in the Houston, Texas area, calling themselves 10K and seeking to gain a place in traffic. of drugs and extortion through violence.
At the crime scene, HCSO officers recovered a cell phone from the street that turned out to be the property of Louis Santee. Thanks to that, the agents were able to link the name of the rapper Rico 10K with that of Louis Santee. The next step was to link it to the murder of Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González.
Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González, the two innocent victims
The two dead boys, Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González, had nothing to do with the conflict that Louis Santee, Rico 10K, had against Miguel Guajardo, Cashout Ace. The two young men were shot to death only because they heeded the invitation to be part of the hip-hop video.
After hundreds of interviews, raids, data from confidential informants and undercover surveillance, the HCSO agents were able to link Badillo and Santee as the men who were in the cars and caused the massacre in which Jonathan Jiménez and Gonzalo González died, just for going to the recording of the rap video.
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