Rap Video Could Lengthen Rap Sheet for Las Vegas Murder Suspect

Posted on: September 5, 2023, 03:16h. 

Last updated on: September 6, 2023, 07:00h.

A rap video posted by a murder suspect refers to a fatal shooting he committed two years ago, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, faces a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon in the 2021 death of Randall Wallace, 32. Police have submitted into evidence a video that McDaniel posted to YouTube in which he appears to boast about the killing.

Kenjuan McDaniel mug shot for murder suspect
Kenjuan McDaniel boasted about a 2021 murder he committed in a rap video he posted to YouTube, according to Las Vegas police. (Image: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

The now-deleted video featured McDaniel reenacting Randall’s murder in a way that “was consistent with evidence at the scene,” according to the arrest report first shared by KLAS-TV. He referred to his victim as “Midget,” which happened to be Wallace’s nickname.

Court Evidence

Also submitted into evidence was the gun used in the shooting. It was recovered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Los Angeles in April 2023. Ballistics testing showed a match for the one used to commit the murder.

The car used in the homicide, which was caught on surveillance video, also matched a vehicle owned by McDaniel’s girlfriend, police said.

The shooting occurred on Sept. 18, 2021, at an apartment complex near Lake Mead and Jones Boulevards, according to witnesses. Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene. McDaniel and Wallace were involved in an additional altercation two days before the shooting, according to the arrest report, which redacted the details of the altercation.

Arrest Details

McDaniel — whom the arrest report identifies as a known gang member with a history of arrests dating back to 2018 — was arrested again on Aug. 29, 2023.

He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center and will appear in Las Vegas Justice Court for a bail hearing on Sept. 7, 2023.