Kevin Fret Dead: Openly Gay Rapper Shot & Killed In Puerto Rico

Police said the killing is the 22nd homicide on the island in 2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico — One of the few well-known openly gay rappers in Puerto Rico has become a victim of intensifying violence on the island.

Kevin Fret, a 24-year-old musician and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community, was murdered early Thursday morning in Santurce, one of San Juan's busiest and most densely populated neighborhoods, according to El Vocero, one the largest newspapers in Puerto Rico.

Police said a man was shot eight times around 5:31 a.m. while driving a motorcycle and was taken to the Río Piedras Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the murder is the 22nd homicide in Puerto Rico in 2019. Police said the killing is under investigation by the criminal investigations bureau in San Juan.