19-year old suspected of killing rapper 'Kid Cali' charged with murder

A 19-year-old man suspected of killing a well-known rapper in an apparent gang-related shooting at a pool party in Granada Hills last month was charged Wednesday with murder.

Justin Lishey, 30, who was professionally known as Kid Cali or Cali OSo, was shot about 9 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 12400 block of Longacre Avenue at a party that had been heavily promoted on social media and through fliers.

The suspect, identified as Kenny Birdine of Inglewood, was arrested on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Birdine with one count of murder, along with allegations that he used a handgun and that the killing was gang-related.

He is being held in lieu of $3.065 million bail and is due to be arraigned at the San Fernando courthouse on Thursday, according to police and the DA's office.

Two men in their 20s suffered non-life-threatening wounds in the shooting, which occurred at a party attended by hundreds of people, police said.

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