Former rapper and gang member sentenced to six years for firearm possession
Rapper and gang member Daquan Tyreek Funchess-Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison following a 2019 arrest due to outstanding warrants.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Rapper and gang member Daquan Tyreek Funchess-Johnson was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The 26 year-old was scheduled to perform at a local nightclub under the name Lil Quan the CEO, when officers from the Sumter Police Department located him through surveillance outside a convenience store walking to his car. A loaded firearm was found in his vehicle at the time, say officers.
During the investigation, authorities learned the firearm found in his vehicle had been reported stolen from a gun store in 2017 and linked to two shooting incidents that occurred in 2019.
The Sumter native is barred from carrying firearms due to prior felony convictions.
Funchess-Johnson will be required to complete a three-year term of court-ordered supervision after being released from prison.