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Slim 400 Murder Suspects Michael Lanell Terry and Tamra Lynn Bell Arrested, Know the Charges

Compton rapper Vincent Cohran, who went by the stage name Slim 400, was fatally shot and killed on December 8, 2021. Exactly seven months after his murder, the Inglewood Police Department arrested two people in connection to the rapper’s murder. Read on to learn more about the case.

Motive Not Yet Revealed…

Two arrests have finally been made in connection with the 2021 shooting and killing of Vincent Cohran, 33, who was known for his songs like “Goapele” and “Piru”. The Compton-based rapper, who went by the stage name Slim 400 and was a close associate of YG, was fatally shot and killed on December 8, 2021.

Michael Lanell Terry was charged Monday with murder and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm while Tamra Lynn Bell was charged with accessory to the said crime. Terry’s bail is set at $3 million while Bell’s bail is set at $! million. However, the police are still exploring the motive behind the murder.

Law enforcement sources revealed that they don’t yet know their identities or if they knew Slim 400 personally. The arrest came as a result of a search warrant that will be sent to the D.A. FYI, Slim 400 survived a fatal shooting in 2019 when he was shot eight times in Compton.

How Did Slim 400 Die?

According to investigators, Vincent Cohran was shot and killed just before 8 p.m. on Dec 8, 2021, while exiting his car in the 8600 block of South 7th Avenue in Inglewood. However, the Inglewood Police Department arrested Michael Lanell Terry, 33, of Los Angeles, and Tamra Lynn Bell, 42, of Inglewood on June 9 following seven months of investigation.

However, the entire shooting was captured on a Ring cam in Inglewood. The video depicted a suspect walking up a driveway before confronting Slim 400 and firing a series of shots. The 33-year-old rapper tried to go after the suspect but collapsed.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a man “on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.” Shortly after the attack, Slim 400 was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Slim 400 was born as Vincent Cohran to military parents in Frankfurt, Germany. He eventually moved back to the United States as a young child and was raised in Compton. Slim 400 is remembered for his affiliations to YG and producer Mustard.

He appeared on the Def Jam Recordings artist’s My Krazy Life track “When I Was Gone” and the Still Brazy single “Twist My Fingaz,” among others. Apart from this, Slim 400 also released several solo projects including All Blassik, High Off TTreez and BompTTon.

At the time of his death, many outlets stated that even though there was an ongoing war between the Bloods and Crips gang in Los Angeles, Slim’s killing didn’t appear to be a targetted hit. Instead, they claimed that it was a case of “wrong place, wrong time”.

Well, the recent arrest of these two suspects has changed the narrative. The police are still interrogating Terry and Bell. A motive behind Slim 400’s killing is yet to be established. The case was presented on Monday (June 13)  to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for consideration. This news is developing. Keep reading to understand the motive behind Slim 400’s killing.

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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