Terrible day for Flatbush Zombies member Meechy Darko...
The Brooklyn rapper's father was shot and killed by Miami Beach Police Department on Saturday, and he's understandably taking it pretty hard.
According to a press release, Ryan O. Simms (Meechy's dad) stabbed Miami Beach police Officer Ricardo Castillo after Castillo and other officers responded to a security call of a man threatening staff of The Mango Cafe with a knife.
When police arrived, Simms stabbed officer Castillo, who had to be rushed to the ICU unit.
The police opened fire, killing Simms.
Meechy hit Instagram to remember his father and briefly spoke on mental health. Rest in peace.
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My heart is shattered. Never ever in my life felt pain like this before On January 12th My father was Shot & Killed by Miami PD I’m trying to stay strong and be tough for him I’m filled with so many emotions rightnow I don’t want to come on here for any type of sympathy I want to spread this message To Any and everyone out there dealing with Mental illness Please get help. To Any and everyone out there that has a loved one dealing with mental illness Please help them. It’s not an easy road but it’s one that needs to be taken. I wish there was a handbook or some type of guide for this This has been a Battle that My Family and I have been dealing with for over a decade, suffering in silence I used to think there was strength in that. Like a badge of honor or something...like I’m some kinda warrior cus I can take the burden and not ever have to say much about it Hmmm... Wonder who I learned that super power from I was wrong though We was wrong. Real strength is dropping the veil. I love my father. So Much. Never once was ever ashamed of him despite what may have been going through mentally or what he may have thought in his head. We Clashed about everything under the sun Then laughed about everything under the sun. He truly 1 of 1 & Would have told u that in a heartbeat ! Everything we been through was just training for my future. Thank you for preparing me For whatever lies Ahead. Rightnow. I don’t wanna Dwell on nothing that ain’t positive. We gonna save allllll the other stuff for later Got some business the handle first though We gonna bury him rightttt! Gonna make sure my guy Is Ralph Lauren Suited & Italian leather Booted Rest In Peace Ryan Simms