Louisiana rapper Michael Brock was gunned down as he answered the door to
members of a rival group of MCs – who were arrested after a high-speed chase.
It’s alleged two members of the group The Fours were involved in the killing of
19-year-old Brock at a Bogalusa apartment on June 7, where he had been hiding
following social media threats.
Witnesses claimed that someone had knocked on an apartment door of the Sunset Acres
Housing Complex where Brock was staying before he was fatally shot seconds later with
an AR-15 Assault Rifle – with Police Capt. David Miller telling TV station 4 WWL there
were ‘a lot of bullets’
Miller said: ‘According to neighbors, and those present in the housing complex,
there was a knock at the door of the apartment where Brock was staying,
and upon him answering the door, the shooter opened fire on Brock, using an
AR-15 .223 caliber assault rifle at point-blank range. The shooter then fled,
as a passenger in a light-colored sedan.’
He added: ‘He [Brock] thought maybe he could come to Bogalusa and lay low a little
bit and apparently, they followed him here.’
Quardavion Tyvon White and Tauj Chardez Taplin have since been arrested,
after they were pulled over at a traffic stop by Chambers County police on June 10 before
Taplin resisted arrest and engaged in a high-speed car chase with authorities.
In a statement, Bogalusa Police Department said of Brock’s murder:
‘There were other people present in the apartment, including a seven-year-old child who
was in the same room with Brock during the hail of gunfire, but the child was
miraculously not shot.’
It’s alleged Taplin, 19, opened fire at point-blank range with an AR-15 before fleeing in a
getaway car allegedly driven by White, also 19.
Police stated the pair were identified through intelligence gathered from the ROCIC
Intelligence Unit, multiple outside agencies, and surveillance video from the housing
complex within 24 hours.
In a statement, Chambers Country reported White claimed his name was Tommy Butler
during a traffic stop, and when he was asked to get out of the 2017 Nissan Maxima, he’s
alleged to have told Taplin to flee, with the statement adding: ‘Taplin jumped in the
driver’s seat of the vehicle and fled the scene while the driver resisted arrest.’
With White in custody, Taplin was allegedly chased toward Beaumont, Texas, before
the pursuit was called off due to the risk of endangering the lives of other civilians.
Taplin later crashed the vehicle near Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was arrested.
A statement read both White and Taplin will face charges stemming from the struggle and pursuit in the Texas jurisdiction, as well as the Calcasieu Parish jurisdiction.