Homeless woman kills Hollywood music producer

By Jen Krausz on
 February 5, 2024

Kayla Delise Mackie, 27, who is reportedly homeless and wanted for armed robbery, allegedly shot Hollywood music producer William James Edwards III while he sat in his car on Jan. 25 in Santa Monica, California.

Edwards, who was found in grave condition after the shooting, died later at a hospital. His career included work with rappers Travis Scott and Lil Cobaine.

No motive for the shooting is known.

“Last week’s senseless killing on 29th Street has left all of us shocked,” Santa Monica Mayor Phil Brock said in a statement. “Nothing can take away the pain this incident has brought to Mr. Edwards’ loved ones and our community as a whole.”

“There’s so many important memories we shared, so many laughs, cries, fights, breakthroughs and iconic stories you told me that people couldn’t even fathom,” Lil Cobaine wrote on X about Edwards.

Edwards had two young sons and a wife, the New York Post said.