Rapper Trina’s Brother Wilbert Bain Jr. aka Gonk Fatally Shot In Miami

Posted By Urban News Hour | April 24, 2013

Miami-Dade Police said Tuesday night they have arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of the brother of the famous female rapper Trina in northwest Miami Tuesday morning.

Ron Dobson (pictured below) faces a second-degree murder charge, police said in an arrest affidavit. It wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.

 Jail records showed he was being held without bond Wednesday morning.

Residents said that the rapper’s brother Wilbrent Bain, who goes by the nickname “Gonk,” was shot and killed on Northwest 91st Street. Bain and the man who shot him were friends and lived around the corner from each other at Northwest 91st Street and 24th Avenue, neighbors told NBC 6.

The incident happened at about 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police.

“Gonk” was fatally shot after hopping off of his bike outside of his mother’s home, when Dobson took a firearm from his waistband and shot him multiple times, the affidavit said.

Bain, a father of two, died at the scene.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Dobson confessed to his involvement in the victim’s death, the affidavit said.

Bain lived his entire life in northwest Miami, where he is well known.

“Now, I’m hurt because this man is gone for no reason at all,” neighbor Demetrius Hammond said. “He was a close friend to me.”

“He’s a very good kid,” family friend the Rev. Gary Johnson said of Bain. “It’s unfortunate. It’s a terrible tragedy.”

Bain survived a shooting in 2008 and had a record of gun possession, burglary, drugs, and domestic violence involving strangulation, records showed.

Mutual friends said they think an ongoing fight between Bain and the man who shot him got out of hand Tuesday.

“It hit me hard because I just talked to him,” said a neighbor who only wanted to go by “Trimel.” “This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and that’s just senseless.”

“We need to take our black folks back,” neighbor CJ James said. “All of us need to be united and come together.”

Trimel suggested easy access to weapons contributes to the violence.

“It’s a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun,” he said. “I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you you’ll get it.”



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