According to ABC News, Gary "Eldorado Red" Bradford is one of five men charged in the murder of Louisiana rapper Lil Phat. Red and Phat had previously worked together on tracks from both their mixtapes, "McRado's 2" and "Return Of The Mob", respectively.

Others charged with the murder of Phat include Division II college basketball star Decensea Xavier White, alleged Russian mobster Mani Chulpayev, Maurice DeWayne Conner and DeAndre Washington. All five suspects are currently facing charges of participation in criminal gang activity, murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Both Conner and Chulpayev, who are convicted felons, are facing additional charges for possessing firearms.