Cutting His Throat, Rapper in Critical Condition Following Police Shooting Incident
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Following the news about Nick Cannon-signed rapper/producer Ryan Bowers, Cannon takes to his Instagram account to address the heartbreaking news in a lengthy post and ask everyone to pray for Bowers.

AceShowbiz - Artist Ryan Bowers is currently fighting for life after sustaining life-threatening injuries. The Nick Cannon-signed rapper/producer was shot in his chest by a San Diego officer on Thursday, January 3, leaving him in critical condition.

It was previously said that police got into an altercation with a then-unindentified man, before it was confirmed that the man is Bowers. FOX San Diego reports that authorities arrived at his home after a family member called around 10 P.M., saying he had cut his own throat inside of an apartment located in San Diego’s Midway District.

When police arrived, the family member let them in and they then allegedly found the rapper in the back of his bedroom. According to San Diego Police Lieutenant Anthony Dupree, Bowers pulled a different knife from his jacket before approaching them with the weapon drawn. Despite being warned to stay back, Bowers kept going and that was when things took a tragic turn.

One of the officers named Matthew Steinbach opened fired and shot Bowers somewhere in the upper body. He immediately received medical attention at the scene before being transported to the local hospital in critical condition.

Police claimed that the shot was done in self-defense, according to KGTV. "Fearing for his safety, one officer fired his weapon at the male striking him at least once," police said.

Following the news, Cannon took to his Instagram account to address the heartbreaking news in a lengthy post. "This honestly hurts my heart to have to post this right now, but I'm just requesting prayers and positive energy for my young guy! @RyanBowersOB has to be one of the most talented and gifted youngsters I've ever met but more importantly one of the most resilient and strong spirits I’ve personally witnessed," he wrote alongside a photo of him and Bowers. "He had such a troubled and haunted journey when I first signed him that I wasn't aware of because he did it all with a smile. One of the nicest and sincere kids you could ever meet."

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This honestly hurts my heart to have to post this right now, but I’m just requesting prayers and positive energy for my young guy! @RyanBowersOB has to be one of the most talented and gifted youngsters I’ve ever met but more importantly one of the most resilient and strong spirits I’ve personally witnessed. He had such a troubled and haunted journey when I first signed him that I wasn’t aware of because he did it all with a smile. One of the nicest and sincere kids you could ever meet. About 5 years ago I created a alternative rap group for him and @Kehlani along with a few other talented young artist called “PWD”. They were all so dope that I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in them. They had amazing songs with @E40 @losangelesconfidential @djpremier and more. They toured with @therealtechn9ne and even performed on Wildnout, at SXSW and other festivals. And Bowers was the energy of the group, a writer, rapper, singer, skateboarder.😊! The kid could do it all, but like most of us he had his own demons and darkness that he struggled with. We would often talk about God and Spirituality and he got to a place where it all was confusing for him and he couldn’t trust anyone. I told him I would always have his back and would be there for him so when I got the call today that he slit his throat and then immediately after the San Diego police shot him numerous times. My heart sunk. Through the grace of the Most High Ryan Bowers is still here with us, but he needs your prayers and positive energy. I promise you if my guy pulls through I will make the world know him and appreciate his amazing journey and gifts!! I love you my dude! I know you are going to pull through! 🙏🏾

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He then asked everyone to send prayers for Bowers, writing, "Through the grace of the Most High Ryan Bowers is still here with us, but he needs your prayers and positive energy. I promise you if my guy pulls through I will make the world know him and appreciate his amazing journey and gifts!! I love you my dude! I know you are going to pull through!"

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