The rapper Kodak Black offered to pay the college tuition for the children of the two FBI agents who were fatally shot last week serving a search warrant at a home in Sunrise, Florida.
Black, who was recently released from prison after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump, wanted to help after he learned that Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger had children, his attorney, Bradford Cohen, said.
Alfin and Schwartzenberger were gunned down Feb. 2 while executing a search warrant at the apartment of a child pornography suspect. Three other people were injured.
Alfin and Schwartzenberger, who were known for working cases involving crimes against children, “exemplified heroism today in defense of their country,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said after their deaths.
Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was sentenced to 46 months in prison on federal weapons charges in 2019 after he admitted that he had falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms. He obtained three guns: a 9 mm handgun, a .380-caliber handgun and a semiautomatic Mini Draco weapon. Trump pardoned him last month.
Cohen said he contacted the FBI’s Miami Division last week with Black’s offer to pay the children’s college tuition.
The letter said that Black understands what it’s like to lose loved ones and to grow up in a single-parent home and that he didn’t want the families to worry about the expense of college, Cohen said.
Black “tries to take care of as many people as he can,” Cohen said. “There’s always someone you can help in donating your time or money, and he has always agreed with that line of thinking.”
Cohen said he has been in contact with the FBI and is working with it to nail down the donation amount for each of the children.
The FBI’s Miami Division did not immediately respond to a request for comment.