Drake had paid tribute to Soares, 33, on his Instagram page following his tragic death, writing: “RIP to one of our family members…our brother… I still can’t even believe this morning was real. It was a honor to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive Forever Fif.”
“Drake was a friend of his… Many of the family members have met Drake and I certainly would encourage him, through his tweets, to encourage anybody within the community to come forward with regards to any information they may have that might assist in solving his friend’s murder,” Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux told the New York Daily News.
Police have also released a graphic video of the moment Soares was shot multiple times. He was rushed to hospital after the shooting for emergency surgery but died there.