Man Shot to Death Outside of Rick Ross House
Man shot to death outside Miami Gardens house of rapper Rick Ross
BY ALEXANDRA LEON
Police have identified the body found outside a house owned by rapper Rick Ross.
Gregory Paul Nesbitt, 39, was shot dead early Wednesday morning outside the rapper’s Miami Gardens house.
Miami Gardens police say Ross was not at the house during the shooting and are not treating him as a suspect, but they still want to talk to him as part of the investigation.
Ross, who has a different mailing address, uses the property as a recording studio and often lets friends stay at the property. He was not immediately available for comment.
Just before 7 a.m., Miami Gardens officers were sent to check out reports of shots fired in the area of Northwest 32nd Avenue and 181st Street.
Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Bamford said when they arrived, they found Nesbitt, shot several times, on the front yard of the house at 3203 NW 181st St. His body was just inside the gate opening that leads to the house’s front door. A car belonging to Nesbitt was removed from the property by police. Police do not yet know why he was there.
Nesbitt has a criminal history dating back to the 1990s, with charges that include armed robbery, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession. He was convicted of grand theft auto in 1994.
According to Miami-Dade property records, the house is owned by William L. Roberts II, whose stage name is Rick Ross. Ross was born in Mississippi and raised in Carol City. In 2008, he was arrested on gun and marijuana charges in Miami Beach.
He suffered from two seizures in October 2011, one of which left him unconscious on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis.
Wednesday’s shooting comes two days after an argument between two Miami Gardens drivers ended with one shooting the other to death on the street. Raul Idrovo, 28, was apparently chased by Lemuel Rosario, 31, who repeatedly fired at Idrovo until he shot him in the head after the two had gotten out of their cars.
Courtesy of the Miami Herald