AceShowbiz - Rapper Meechy Darko is mourning his dad's death. Ryan O. Simms, the father of hip hop group Flatbush Zombies' member, was reportedly shot death by Miami cops on South Beach on the night of Saturday, January 11. A spokesperson for the Miami Beach Police Department confirmed it on Monday.
According to the press release, Simms was shot after he stabbed Miami Beach police Officer Ricardo Castillo. It was said that Castillo and other members of the force responded to a security's call from the city's Mango's Cafe, where Simms allegedly was threatening staff with a knife.
After he stabbed Castillo, that police shot and killed Simms. The officer is currently in in the Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Breaking the devastating news, Darko wrote a lengthy, heartfelt post on Instagram on Monday afternoon. "My heart is shattered. Never ever in my life felt pain like this before. On January 12th My father was Shot & Killed by Miami PD," he begin the post, featuring of a throwback photo of himself and his dad.
"I'm trying to stay strong and be tough for him. I'm filled with so many emotions rightnow. I don't want to come on here for any type of sympathy," he continued, adding that he wanted to urge people who are "dealing with Mental illness" to "please get help."
He also wrote, "To Any and everyone out there that has a loved one dealing with mental illness, please help them. It's not an easy road but it’s one that needs to be taken."
"I love my father. So. Much. Never once was ever ashamed of him despite what may have been going through mentally or what he may have thought in his head," he went on saying in the post. "We Clashed about everything under the sun. Then laughed about everything under the sun."
Calling his father "truly 1 of 1," Darko thanked him for "preparing me for whatever lies Ahead." He concluded, "I don't wanna Dwell on nothing that ain't positive. We gonna save allllll the other stuff for later. Got some business the handle first though. We gonna bury him rightttt! Gonna make sure my guy Is Ralph Lauren Suited & Italian leather Booted. Rest In Peace Ryan Simms."