Sigel in the studio a couple of weeks prior to the shooting
Beanie Sigel is said to be in “critical but stable condition” following the shooting that took place near his brother-in-law’s home in Pleasantville, NJ last week. According to a report by Philly.com, Sigel has been intubated and is breathing with the help of a ventilator, and is therefore unable to speak with investigators about the incident. Of course anybody who is even remotely familiar with Sigel’s work already knows he’s not going to have much to say to law enforcement.
His brother-in-law Umar Salahuddin, who was also present at the time of the shooting, has refused to cooperate with police. The Philly.com report also states that Lt. Danny Adcock of the Pleasantville Police does not believe that Beans was the intended target of the unknown shooter, and has speculated that it was just a case of the rapper being in the “wrong place at the wrong time”. Although investigators say they are following up on a couple of leads, Pleasantville Police Capt. Rocky Melendez says the case is “wide open” due to a lack of witness cooperation.
UPDATED: On Friday, December 12th, Philly’s NBC affiliate reported that police are looking to question Beanie’s sister-in-law and another man who were allegedly present at the time of the shooting. Apparently it was Kamilah Salahuddin’s vehicle that was seen fleeing the residence after the incident.
Previously: Beanie Sigel Shot in New Jersey