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Beanie Sigel's Sister-in-Law Among Persons of Interest in Rapper's Shooting



    The investigation into who shot Philly rapper Beanie Sigel continues as police name a number of persons of interest in the case. (Published Friday, Dec. 12, 2014)

    Beanie Sigel's sister-in-law is among several people being looked at as persons of interest in the rapper's shooting near the Jersey Shore last week.

    Pleasantville Police said Friday they'd like to speak with Kamilah Salahuddin, whose gray Honda Odyssey was seen fleeing the scene of the Dec. 5 shooting along the 800 block of Spruce Avenue.

    A man, Ricky Childress, jumped from the minivan during a police pursuit and ran away on foot, police said. He was eventually taken into custody, but the van got away. Officers found it later that night in another part of the town, police said.

    A search of the car, as well as another vehicle involved in the shooting, and the home where Sigel lives turned up physical evidence, but police would not elaborate as to what was found.

    EMTs transport shooting victim Rapper Beanie Sigel from a house on Spruce Avenue in Plesantville, Friday Dec. 5, 2014, where he and another man were wounded. CREDIT: The Press of Atlantic City
    Photo credit: The Press of Atlantic City

    Detectives questioned Childress, who is also considered a person of interest, and later released him. They also questioned Sigel's family, including Umar Salahuddin, who was involved in the fight that led to the shooting. Umar is Sigel's brother-in-law and Kamilah's brother.

    Police said detectived tried to contact Kamilah several times, but have not been able to reach her.

    On Tuesday, police told NBC10 that their investigation remains "wide open," with a number of people being considered persons of interest, because of a lack of cooperation.

    "Right now, the detective doesn't have much to go on," Pleasantville Police Capt. Rocky Melendez said. "The detectives have brought a lot of people in for questioning, but unfortunately no one’s talking."

    Sigel remains hospitalized after a bullet pierced his torso and traveled out his back. Melendez said he has been unable to speak with detectives because he's been intubated following surgery.