DJ Quik is dealing with some serious family drama after his son was arrested for his alleged involvement in a murder earlier this week.
The legendary producer/rapper’s son David M. Blake Jr has been booked on suspicion of murder, the Downey, California Police Department has confirmed.
The 27-year-old worked as a council liaison for Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan.
According to police, Blake was involved in an altercation with a 33-year-old named Julio Cardoza on Wednesday (May 25th). The fight escalated to gunplay, and Cardoza was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. He later succumbed to his injury.
David M. Blake Jr. is currently being held on a $2 million bond.
David Blake Jr. briefly took up a career rapping, like his famous father. He dropped several videos and songs under the moniker D Blake.
Unfortunately, this is not the first serious family drama DJ Quik has faced involving his children.
Quik’s daughter, Davieanna Marlena Blake, was charged over the tragic death of his grandson in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2013.
In that incident, DJ Quik’s daughter’s boyfriend, Darnell Moses Alvarez, disciplined the child for wetting the bed. Tragically, the young child suffered a lacerated liver, internal bleeding, bruising, and other signs of severe trauma.
Taviana Blake was charged with first-degree murder and held on a $250,000 bond, while Darnell Moses Alvarez’s bond was set at $500,000.