Rapper Kintea McKenzie (A.K.A Kooda B)– a known associate of Tekashi 6ix9ine– has entered a guilty plea in connection to the 2018 shooting of Chief Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square. No one was injured in the incident.
According to court documents, Kooda pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. This charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman made the following statement, “Today, Kintea McKenzie admitted his responsibility for a brazen shooting in bustling Times Square.” He revealed that “In coordination with Tekashi 6ix9ine and other Nine Trey gang members, McKenzie arranged to have another individual shoot at a rival gang member. We continue our daily work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and to vigorously investigate acts of violence committed by gang members.”
Kooda B is the eighth defendant to plead guilty in the racketeering case. 6ix9ine named Kooda as the shooter in his own guilty plea earlier this year. Complex reports that Koda was nevertheless granted bail despite the mounting evidence against him.
According to Complex, Kooda allegedly accepted a $10,000 payment from 6ix9ine for carrying out the shooting.