Kay Flock retained the services of Jeffrey Lichtman, the powerful New York lawyer who represented drug kingpin Jaoquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Lichtman announced the case update via Instagram on Wednesday, March 16. Sharing a photo of the incarcerated rapper, he captioned the post, “Very happy and honored to represent #kayflock in the most serious cases. Very talented kid, can’t wait to win his case. When the facts come out I think people will be shocked that he’s even been charged.”
Kay Flock commented below the post with heart emojis.
Kay Flock, 18, born Kevin Perez, has been charged with the murder of Oscar Hernandez, 24, which allegedly took place following an argument outside a hair salon in Bronx, New York , Dec. 16, 2021. Initial reports of the incident indicate Hernandez was inside the barbershop on Amsterdam Ave. at W. 151st Street when Flock entered the building and asked the victim what he was looking at. Police say Hernandez left the store to confront the rapper and was shot in the back and neck following an argument.
However, surveillance footage taken outside the store shows Flock and two people who appear to be young girls walking past the hair salon, contrary to the initial report. The video then shows the victim exiting the barbershop and following Flock. They both leave the camera shot for a few seconds before Hernandez comes back into view and falls to the ground, seemingly dejected. Kay Flock surrendered to authorities on December 23, 2021 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Flock first hired famed attorney Scott Leemon who professed the rapper’s innocence. “We have begun our own investigation into these allegations,” Leemon said. XXL in a statement after the arrest. “Most importantly, given the DA’s significant disclosure this morning that the NYPD was tipped saying someone else is the shooter, we have asked the DA’s office to quickly release the videos referenced in the complaint and more information on tipping.”
Jeffrey Lichtman represented Mexican drug lord El Chapo during his 2018 federal trial in Brooklyn, NY In February 2019, El Chapo was found guilty of all charges, including participating in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to for money laundering, international distribution of cocaine and firearms. Lichtman’s former clients also include former mobster John Gotti Jr.