RBL Posse's Hitman
Ricky Herd (Hitman) was the third member of the original rap duo RBL Posse, which included Black C and Mr. Cee before Mr. Cee was shot nine times and killed on Jan. 1, 1996. Through independent distribution with In-A-Minute-Records, RBL sold almost half a million.
In 1995, Hitman released Solo Creep. Black C and Hitman released An Eye For An Eye in 1997, which sold 88,000 copies. Hitman released a solo album in 1999 called H20 Vol. 1. Bootlegs & Bay Shit: The Resume was their double album released in 2000, and the last to come out was Hostile Takeover in 2001.
24-year-old Ricky Herd was shot and killed while driving his car in the Bayview district, according to San Francisco police. Police said Ricky Herd was driving through the intersection of Hudson Ave. and Whitney Young Circle when he was shot in the head around 5 p.m. Sunday.
Police initially thought Herd had been involved in an automobile accident after a passer-by flagged down a patrol officer and told him about a nearby car accident. When the officer arrived at the scene, he found a red Toyota that had sheered off a light pole and landed on a tree. Inside the car was what appeared to be an unconscious man. But when paramedics arrived, they discovered the man -- later identified as Herd -- had been shot in the head.Investigators later found three gunshot casings in the intersection. Herd was taken to San Francisco General, where he was pronounced dead.