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Charging docs suggest slain rapper Dee Dave mistaken for friend

The accused killer and friend were involved in a domestic dispute
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Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 12:51:43-05

ESSEX, Md. (WMAR) — Charging documents reveal that murdered local rapper David King may have been mistaken for his friend over an ongoing domestic feud.

King who went by the name Dee Dave was shot and killed in January outside his friend, Darius Joyner's apartment complex in Essex.

At the time of the incident, King and Joyner were leaving early in the morning for the airport.

King left the apartment first and was gunned down in the parking lot. Joyner came out a few minutes later and found King bleeding and unresponsive.

Joyner went back inside to call 911, but had to come back outside when he realized he left his cell phone. That's when Joyner also came under fire. A gunman began chasing Joyner, who ended up with a non-fatal gunshot wound.

While speaking with investigators, Joyner said he'd been involved in a long dispute with an ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.

The boyfriend was identified as Calvin Krasheen Fogg. Joyner had showed detectives a threatening text message he'd received from Fogg about three weeks earlier.

Joyner was also able to tell police that Fogg had a sister that lived in an apartment close by.

Looking over Fogg's cell phone records, detectives found that he'd arrived at his sister's around 9:30 p.m. the previous night. By 4 a.m., phone records pinged Fogg at the crime scene, and back at his sister's by 5:22 a.m.

Investigators also reviewed surveillance footage at the Kings Mill Apartment Complex. It showed Fogg pulling up in front of Joyner's apartment in a gray sedan around the same time his phone said.

Between then and the time King is shot, cameras show Fogg switching between multiple parking spaces. At 5:05 a.m., he goes up near Joyner's car and shoots King.

Cameras then pick up when Joyner comes out and finds King, as Fogg drives past the crime scene to the back of the complex.

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Two-minutes later is when Joyner came back out for the second time, and cameras show Fogg shooting at him. Fogg is then seen running away back towards his sister's house.

Now police say that Joyner knew Fogg drove a red Lexus. So detectives later found out the gray car used by Fogg during the shooting was actually borrowed from a friend.

Investigators believe Fogg tried throwing Joyner off by switching cars, and shot King thinking he was Joyner. When he found out he'd shot King, police think he went back to try and kill Joyner.

In a recorded interview with detectives, Fogg admitted to being at his sister's at the same time his phone records suggest, but denied that he ever left her house.

He's currently being held without bail.