The man who police say plowed his car through SXSW on Thursday night, leaving two people dead and 23 injured, is reportedly an aspiring rapper who was set to perform a late-night show in Austin.

Rashad Charjuan Owens was set to play a 1 a.m. show at Club 1808 near 12th and Chicon Streets, his brother told the Austin American-Statesman. Owens, 21, raps under the name KillingAllBeatz or K.A.B254.

Owens’ brother Lamar Wilson told the paper he last saw Owens on Wednesday evening and can’t believe what happened, initially thinking his younger brother had been arrested for driving without a license.


Wilson said Owens had been drinking and didn’t know the streets of Austin.

Owens has several misdemeanor arrests in Killeen, Texas, roughly 70 miles north of Austin, and Fairbanks, Alaska, where one of his sons lives, the Statesman reported.

In October 2011, he was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and a petition to revoke probation, according to Fairbanks records obtained by the Statesman. {snip}

The scene of the accident.

The scene of the accident.

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