Arrest Warrant Issued for Man in Connection to Murder of Miami Rapper Bizzle: Cops

Police issued the warrant for Craig Mitchell

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    City of Miami Police
    City of Miami Police released this photograph of Craig Mitchell on Wednesday. Police said he is wanted for murder and should be considered armed and dangerous.

    City of Miami Police on Wednesday said an arrest warrant was issued for the murder of local rapper Bizzle, who was killed in a shooting outside a carwashing business in Liberty City earlier this month.

    Bizzle, whose real name is Robert Labranche, was killed at 770 NW 54th St. at about 7:30 p.m., police said.

    Police issued the warrant for Craig Mitchell, who they said should be considered armed and dangerous.

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    A makeshift memorial sat at the spot where 37-year-old Robert Labranche, or Bizzle, was shot and killed Monday night. Moses Labranche, who was restrained by police because he was so emotional as he tried to hug his brother for the last time Monday, spoke with NBC 6 South Florida Tuesday, as he came to grips with what happened.

    They said officers patrolling the area heard gunshots and after a search, they found Labranche's body on the ground in the corner of the carwash.

    After Labranche's death, the scene in Liberty City became chaotic when the victims’ relatives crossed the crime scene tape, and police had to use force to restrain a man and woman. They were later released and no charges were filed, police said.

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    Miami rapper Bizzle was killed in a shooting in Liberty City Monday night, witnesses said. Area resident Rod Parker spoke about the rapper.

    "This is someone that was definitely loved, not just by his family but by his community," Miami Police spokesman Wilie Moreno had said.

    Moreno said the victim became involved in an argument with someone at the business before he was shot and killed.  His son and daughter, both under age 10, were in his car, but they did not see the incident, Moreno said.