An arrest has been made in connection of the death of rapper Trina’s brother. Wilbrent Bain Jr. was killed Tuesday in northwest Miami. Police say they’ve arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting.
Ron Dobson, who was reportedly a friend of Bain aka “Goonk,” now faces a second-degree murder charge. According to authorities, Dobson and Bain had a dispute around 9:35 a.m. that turned deadly. When Bain attempted to get off his bicycle, Dobson pulled out a firearm from his waistband and shot him multiple times. Dobson, seen below, has since confessed to the crime.
Bain lived his entire life in northwest Miami, where he is well known. “Now, I’m hurt because this man is gone for no reason at all,” neighbor Demetrius Hammond said. “He was a close friend to me.”
“He’s a very good kid,” family friend the Rev. Gary Johnson said. “It’s unfortunate. It’s a terrible tragedy.” Miami-Dade Police said someone is in custody, but they have not released that person’s name. Bain survived a shooting in 2008 and had a record of gun possession, burglary, drugs, and domestic violence involving strangulation, records showed.
Neighbors told NBC 6 that Bain and the man who shot him were friends and lived around the corner from each other. Mutual friends said they think an ongoing fight between the two got out of hand.
“It hit me hard because I just talked to him,” said a neighbor who only wanted to go by “Trimel.” “This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and that’s just senseless.” “We need to take our black folks back,” neighbor CJ James said. “All of us need to be united and come together.”
Trimel suggested easy access to weapons contributes to the violence. “It’s a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun,” the neighbor said. “I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you you’ll get it.”