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Teen, 19, charged in shooting death of Los Angeles rapper Kid Cali: police

GRANADA HILLS, Calif. — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the death of up-and-coming Los Angeles rapper Kid Cali at a pool party last month, police said.

Kid Cali was killed last month in a gang-related shooting at a pool party. officials said. Police have arrested a 19-year-old Los Angeles man in connection with his death. (Kid Cali/Facebook)

Kid Cali was killed last month at a pool party. officials said. Police have arrested a 19-year-old Los Angeles man in connection with his death. (Kid Cali/Facebook)

Police charged the teen with first-degree murder after taking him into custody Saturday night, according to PIX11 affiliate KTLA. Authorities say they believe the shooting of 30-year-old Justin Lishey, aka Kid Cali, was gang-related.

The bail for 19-year-old Kenny Birdine has been set at just over $3 million, according to Los Angeles inmate records. Birdine, an Inglewood resident, had not posted bail and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

Lishey was killed August 9 in Granada Hills at a pool party at a multimillion-dollar home, which had attracted more than 100 people, KTLA reported. Two other men were injured in the shooting, police said.