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San Diego, CA – Nick Cannon-signed rapper/producer Ryan Bowers is affected by life-threatening accidents following an incident when a San Diego police officer shot him in his chest final Thursday (January three).

According to KGTV, Officer Matthew Steinbach shot Bowers and claimed the capturing was in self-defense.

“Fearing for his security, one officer fired his weapon on the male placing him no less than as soon as,” police mentioned.

The metropolis’s police responded to a 911 name round 10 p.m. after an individual reported that Bowers, 23, had reportedly minimize his personal throat with a knife inside an condominium positioned in San Diego’s Midway District.

When officers arrived on the scene, they have been let in by a member of the family of Bowers and positioned the rapper within the again bed room of the condominium.

Bowers allegedly wielded one other knife from his pocket and raised it and pointed it in direction of the officers who had warned him to drop the knife.

As Bowers refused police orders, a number of gunshots have been fired by Steinbach and one hit Bowers within the chest. Bowers was given medical help from paramedics got here to the grisly scene, and is now in crucial situation at a neighborhood hospital.

Nick Cannon posted a prolonged heartfelt message on Instagram about Ryan Bowers and the rapper’s tumultuous life story. He mentioned Bowers’ skills as an artist, Bowers’ early historical past within the rap trade in a gaggle referred to as PWD that concerned singer Kehlani, and showing on Cannon’s MTV present Wild ‘N Out. 

“This actually hurts my coronary heart to should submit this proper now, however I’m simply requesting prayers and optimistic vitality for my younger man!” Cannon mentioned. “He had such a troubled and haunted journey once I first signed him that I wasn’t conscious of as a result of he did all of it with a smile. One of the nicest and honest youngsters you possibly can ever meet.”

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This honestly hurts my heart to have to post this right now, but I’m just requesting prayers and positive energy for my young guy! @RyanBowersOB has to be one of the most talented and gifted youngsters I’ve ever met but more importantly one of the most resilient and strong spirits I’ve personally witnessed. He had such a troubled and haunted journey when I first signed him that I wasn’t aware of because he did it all with a smile. One of the nicest and sincere kids you could ever meet. About 5 years ago I created a alternative rap group for him and @Kehlani along with a few other talented young artist called “PWD”. They were all so dope that I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in them. They had amazing songs with @E40 @losangelesconfidential @djpremier and more. They toured with @therealtechn9ne and even performed on Wildnout, at SXSW and other festivals. And Bowers was the energy of the group, a writer, rapper, singer, skateboarder.😊! The kid could do it all, but like most of us he had his own demons and darkness that he struggled with. We would often talk about God and Spirituality and he got to a place where it all was confusing for him and he couldn’t trust anyone. I told him I would always have his back and would be there for him so when I got the call today that he slit his throat and then immediately after the San Diego police shot him numerous times. My heart sunk. Through the grace of the Most High Ryan Bowers is still here with us, but he needs your prayers and positive energy. I promise you if my guy pulls through I will make the world know him and appreciate his amazing journey and gifts!! I love you my dude! I know you are going to pull through! 🙏🏾

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Bowers emerged as a solo artist earlier this decade, and has carried out a number of collaborations with rap veterans together with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, E-40 and DJ Premier.

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You win some, you lose most. 🌪

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