Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s brother charged with murder after he ‘shot his own father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather.

District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi.


The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. 

Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced.  


The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. 


Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they found 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan dead from multiple gunshot wounds.


Michael Sullivan was held in a psychiatric facility as a person of interest in the crime following the shooting last January.


Rae Sremmurd’s mother, Bernadette Walker, has since offered information on her son’s medical condition, revealing that Sullivan suffers from Schizoaffective disorder,  a mental health condition where people suffer from mood swings, delusions, and other psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia.

She said she believed her son may have been off his medication prior to the alleged shooting. She said that Michael had a number of episodes with her before going to live with his father. 


The hip-hop duo has not yet commented on their stepfather’s death.

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