Days after the body of rapper Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins was found in Las Vegas, police raided a Las Vegas home in search of three suspects wanted for questioning regarding the slaying.
Metro police raided a home just blocks away from the murder scene on Tuesday night (May 24), but the suspects had already fled.
“I heard a lot of people saying, come out with your hands up,” Brandon Marx, a neighbor said to KLAS news. Marx was at his girlfriend’s Southern Highlands home Tuesday night when he heard Metro’s SWAT team knock down the neighbor’s door.
Police were looking for 24-year-old Jason Mathis, the renter of the home and possible murder suspect, along with Andre “Mac Minister” Dow and Tanisha Aaron, the owner of the car Fat Tone and his friend were found dead.
Dow made headlines five years ago when he and the Bay Area’s E-40 brawled at the nationally televised The Source Awards in Pasadena, California.
The families of the victims have said that Watkins and friend, Jermaine “Cowboy” Atkins, where in town for a Snoop Dogg concert, and was lured to their death by Mac Minister, who promised to hook them up with Snoop Dogg’s record label. Instead of meeting with the people they were promised, they ended up being murdered in a housing development area in South Highlands.
According to the KLAS News, the three suspects are said to be on the run in the Bay Area, after police found their vehicle abandoned in Vallejo, California.