Local San Francisco rapper arrested on suspicion
of Las Vegas double murder
Bay City News Service
March 3, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A local rapper was arrested tonight
by San Francisco police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents
on suspicion of committing two murders in Las Vegas last year,
according to the FBI.
Andre Dow, 35, also known as rapper "Mac Minister'' was
taken into custody at a residence at 49 Townsend St. on a federal
warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, FBI officials
Dow will be charged with the murders of Kansas City rapper Anthony
"Fat Tone'' Watkins, 24, and Jermaine "Cowboy'' Atkins,
21, according to the FBI.
FBI officials say Atkins and Watkins were killed in Las Vegas
on May 23, 2005. Dow was featured on America's Most Wanted on
San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens said it was about 6:30
p.m. when a Police Department tactical unit and FBI agents launched
the operation on Townsend Street.
"It's part of an apartment complex,'' Gittens said of the
home. "I don't know if (Dow) lives there, but that's where
He estimated that Dow was taken into custody at about 7:30 p.m.
FBI officials said the operation went smoothly except for a brief
"verbal standoff'' with a female occupant of the home.
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