Pop Culture Icon Murdered, Found Shot Inside New York Home

January 22, 2018Jan 22, 2018

Recently, a pop culture dance craze swept the nation. It was known as the "Harlem Shake." If you don't know what it was, or if you haven't seen it yet, check out the viral video below of Team USA performing it at the last Olympics.

The "Harlem Shake" went viral online. Friends began creating their own dances and superstar athletes, celebrities, and stars even got in on the action. Now, there is a sad update about the fun dance.

According to reports, the co-creator of the "Harlem Shake" was just found dead in his New York home. Officials are reporting that Jesse "Smiley" Rutland was found shot to death inside his home in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. They are investigating the incident as a homicide.



“Jesse (Smiley) Rutland has been senselessly murdered on in his home with his children nearby. He was shot at 7:35 a.m. His 6-year-old son attempted to revive him and ran out in the snow seeking help from a neighbor,” according to reports.

At this time, police have a suspect in custody. They are interviewing 29-year-old Kumar Reid was arrested on the same day as the killing and was charged with second-degree murder and weapons possession, according to reports.


Rutland was a member of the Crazy Boyz Dance Crew. His crazy dance moves went viral online and the dance movement gained attention from around the globe. Please join us in praying for his family during this tragic time.

May God's peace comfort them as they mourn his loss. Please share your prayers with us. Also, read our latest article about the famous Hollywood couple who is divorcing after decades of marriage.

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