Earl Hayes, Wife Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide
According to KTLA 5, the couple were discovered inside an apartment at a high-end apartment complex in Los Angeles. Apparently, police were summoned to the scene at around 7:30AM after a resident called 911 after hearing 10 gunshots being fired from their apartment.
When police entered their residence they found a back bedroom door closed. When they tried to enter the room, that's when they heard two more gunshots. SWAT team was sent in as a precaution and when they entered the bedroom they discovered Hayes and Moseley dead from gunshot wounds.
"The initial radio call was about 10 shots, and when the officers were inside the apartment, they heard one to two more shots,” said Police Capt. Howard Leslie. “When SWAT showed up on scene, there were no more shots.”
Hayes was an aspiring rapper and an associate of legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. His wife was a dancer on the VH1 show 'Hit the Floor.'
There's no word on what led to this tragic incident. According to reports, the couple were in the process of breaking up after Hayes had accused her of “infidelity with a famous singer.”
Upon hearing the tragic news of Hayes' death, close friends Swizz Beatz and Keyshia Cole wrote tributes to him on their Instagram page.
Cole posted a picture of Hayes with Jimmy Iovine (see above) and wrote:
The guy on the left, His name is @earlhayes ! We came up together in Oakland Cali!!! At one point in time we were all actually in a group as young kids. Him @queenamina7300 and I. We all used to work with a guy names Eric who has also passed away, not to long ago. Well...it has been brought to my attention that our childhood friend is gone. He has passed on. Be kind to people. You never kno the fight they may be fighting. #RiP @earlhayes gonna miss your crazy self!!! #LoveForLife!!!!
Meanwhile, Swizz Beatz posted a picture of Hayes holding a rose with the caption: "RIP to one of my best friends in the world!! @earlhayes I'm sick & hurt about this news. I'm sending my deepest condolences to your family #ripearlhayes Wow this can't be real!
Finally, 50 Cent sent out a R.I.P message to Hayes on Instagram, which Mayweather reposted on his own Instagram page.
We want to send our deepest condolences to the families of both Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley. May they both rest eternally in peace.
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